Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Riga 

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Consumer Prices in Riga are 33.37% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Riga are 41.39% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Riga are 59.60% lower than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Riga are 40.09% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Riga are 43.35% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Riga is 38.22% lower than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 € 9.00 €      -28.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 40.00 €      -50.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 5.88 €      -26.56 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 3.45 €      -42.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 € 3.00 €      -57.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.92 € 2.63 €      -32.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 € 1.60 €      -38.87 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 € 1.17 €      -34.04 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.76 € 3.61 €      -3.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.99 € 0.77 €      -61.26 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.99 € 0.72 €      -27.66 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.26 € 1.88 €      -16.61 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.47 € 3.21 €      -7.46 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.99 € 2.40 €      -51.91 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.69 € 3.34 €      -50.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.10 € 0.45 €      -59.66 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.54 €      -27.83 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.72 €      -28.46 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.40 € 0.88 €      -37.36 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 € 0.22 €      -53.91 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.22 €      -64.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 € 1.15 €      -29.04 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.55 € 0.70 €      -55.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 7.00 €      -41.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 € 1.25 €      -48.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 € 1.45 €      -50.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.95 € 4.00 €      -55.31 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 € 1.25 €      -55.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 59.95 € 50.00 €      -16.60 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.90 € 2.31 €      -60.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 € 1.13 €      -30.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 € 9.00 €      -80.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.88 € 4.65 €      -20.90 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 20,000.00 €      -20.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,787.11 € 18,584.50 €      -27.93 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.66 € 172.95 €      +80.79 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 € 0.10 €      +41.19 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.76 € 15.29 €      -29.74 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.40 € 37.75 €      -8.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.42 € 19.07 €      -27.80 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 € 7.80 €      -48.00 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 330.44 € 321.72 €      -2.64 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,200.00 € 14,276.27 €      +174.54 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.24 € 59.69 €      -29.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.74 € 35.92 €      -2.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.23 € 70.55 €      -16.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.39 € 95.91 €      -20.99 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,007.81 € 445.86 €      -55.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 793.12 € 306.00 €      -61.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,956.67 € 786.47 €      -59.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,363.33 € 536.83 €      -60.62 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 797.85 € 194.27 €      -75.65 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 441.66 € 114.87 €      -73.99 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Riga Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,481.58 € 898.52 €      -63.79 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.15 2.52      +119.51 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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