Summary of cost of living in Riga, Latvia:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||12.00 €||7.00-20.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||52.00 €||35.00-85.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||7.00 €||6.00-8.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||4.00 €||2.00-5.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||3.00 €||1.70-5.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||2.70 €||1.50-3.80|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||1.27 €||0.80-2.50|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||1.11 €||0.70-2.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||4.96 €||3.79-6.06|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||1.14 €||0.73-1.81|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||1.01 €||0.59-1.52|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||2.47 €||1.68-3.31|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||4.46 €||2.72-6.35|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||3.17 €||2.27-4.08|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||4.83 €||2.72-6.35|
|Apples (1 lb)||0.64 €||0.31-0.91|
|Banana (1 lb)||0.72 €||0.54-1.13|
|Oranges (1 lb)||0.84 €||0.50-1.36|
|Tomato (1 lb)||1.21 €||0.64-1.81|
|Potato (1 lb)||0.40 €||0.23-0.68|
|Onion (1 lb)||0.32 €||0.20-0.59|
|Lettuce (1 head)||1.38 €||0.70-3.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||0.75 €||0.49-1.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||7.00 €||6.00-10.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||1.57 €||1.15-2.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||1.64 €||1.00-2.00|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||4.50 €||4.00-5.50|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||1.50 €||1.15-2.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||30.00 €||30.00-50.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||2.50 €||1.99-3.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||1.49 €||0.97-1.93|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||9.80 €||8.40-15.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||7.03 €||6.09-7.76|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||21,750.00 €||18,000.00-24,500.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||22,349.23 €||20,400.00-25,990.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||320.25 €||200.00-500.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.13 €||0.05-0.20|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||18.18 €||15.00-25.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||39.95 €||22.99-50.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||22.59 €||15.00-30.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||9.20 €||8.00-12.32|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||360.56 €||200.00-600.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||12,576.00 €||4,500.00-18,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||66.21 €||35.00-100.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||41.75 €||24.99-70.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||71.84 €||50.00-120.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||101.96 €||60.00-150.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||449.19 €||350.00-600.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||301.11 €||250.00-400.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||820.83 €||650.00-1,200.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||543.16 €||400.00-850.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||223.72 €||185.80-278.71|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||136.94 €||111.48-204.38|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||1,107.60 €|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||2.66||2.00-5.00|
|Cost of Living in Ogre||22.85 miles|
|Cost of Living in Jelgava||27.28 miles|
|Cost of Living in Cesis||55.63 miles|
|Cost of Living in Seda||83.95 miles|
|Cost of Living in Jekabpils||85.01 miles|
|Cost of Living in Ventspils||115.17 miles|
|Cost of Living in Liepaja||134.30 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Riga|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em Riga|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Riga|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Riga|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Riga|
Russians don't like brown people so if you move there expect to get beatings from Russians often.
Should I move to riga?how riga treats with indian people?can I get a chance to apply jobs in other eu countries while working?
Richer people in Latvia is Russian ( from Russia).
Poor people in Latvia is Russian ( Latvia Russian).
Many Latvians are actually Russians. In order not to be discriminated against, they changed their names to Latvian names.
They don't even recognize their relatives, how can they accept a foreigner.
A country without status.
Just keep away there. The Best option.
A country separated from the Soviet Union and later joined the European Union. Cost are very expensive and the economy is very poor. Perhaps the worst in Europe. All the good things are boasted by immigration companies, mainly immigrants are from India and Pakistan. Most of them are fake student for the purpose of work doing delivering food for a living. Almost all investment immigrants have been defrauded. Be careful, spend a lot of money, and get nothing. legally deceived.
Be careful all the lawyers, immigration companies in Latvia. They will fuxk you till die
There must be atleast 14 or more women to one man is what a woman told me when I first arrived. I rarely saw very many men while living there.Alot of times I'd eat at restaurants and I'd be the only man at the restaurant.At times women would follow me around Riga and they were in groups of 5 or more often.Honestly I've never seen so many ugly looking women in my life at banks restaurants at parks or just walking around. Latvian women take ugly to a whole new level promise and they smell bad.If you're a single man don't visit Latvia unless you like fat hideous looking women with missing teeth etc.
Economic growth is 5%, but it is still a small economy. Even if the growth is 20%, the people still can not feel it.
If you decide to migrate to Latvia then move to western part, better to forget this plan. Unreal.
Some EU countries already NO MORE issue EU permanent residency card.
With local Latvian PR not possible legally working in other countries.
And there are many conditions to apply for Latvian local PR:
To stay in Latvia for 4 years and 2 months in 5 years period.
With language exam ,some taxes payment records for past years.
Foreigner students are not possible to apply for PR.
Be careful, full of scams there. Be clear before moving there.
Few banks closed down one after another in past years.
Can any Latvian suggest me to live here? Is the city free of immigrants?
I hope africans will stay in their f%cking sh*t hole because they are ruining Europe.
1. Not clear. From your part time job to meet your uni fee? Impossible.
2.cost of living is not cheap. Food prices is almost as same as in Frankfurt. Rent an apartment to living for self AT LEAST 400 euro.
3. How hard to get a job? Hehehe. As far as I know. Young Latvian people are moving out 10 percent each year and NEVER come back.
4.i don't think your part time job will cover your monthly expenses. You should know. Thousands of Indian "students" are working in Latvia at part time which they get as low as 3 euro per hour.
5.study cousre is not that hard.if you paid whole fees and Attendance rate is good.
If I am correct, you are another Indian. Is it? Fake students for residence permit waiting for to move to Western EU countries.
You must know that, impossible. Because many conditions.
1. The question is not immediately clear. Please expand.
2. As in any city, it depends on the way of life. You can check housing prices on this local website: www.ss.com
Food prices are outlined in my previous post where I left the link to consumer price report (it's also in English).
Hence, it's simply a matter of calculation based on your demands.
Long story short, most people live on the net salary of around EUR 800 per month and are able to rent a small apartment, get around and purchase food. If I remember right, net salary of EUR 1,500 is a prerogative of around 4% of country's population.
3. Depends on the job. If you are graduate, speak English, Latvian and, possibly, some additional language, it shouldn't be a problem to find an office job with salary of around EUR 800 after taxes for the start.
4. It will be hard. You can make it easier for yourself by sharing accommodation, riding a bicycle around the town and cooking by yourself.
5. The question is not entirely clear, but I'll take a guess. The studies are hard enough and proper uni will be paying attention to your attendance. There is a slight shortage of cash jobs in town as the economy is quite small. Hence, it may be problematic finding yourself a second job for cash to make a living. But, as always, it's a matter of your connections and how active you are.
Just an advise: start learning Latvian right away. The language is not hard and municipality offers free courses. It will help a lot.
https://www.csb.gov.lv/lv/statistika/statistikas-temas/ekonomika/pci/meklet-tema/372-paterina-cenas-2019-03 It's quite detailed and gives a proper overview of consumer prices in Latvia.
I am planning to move to riga for master studies,
I need to know some points and would be happy to know the real answers,
I am from Pakistan,
1. Will i b able to meet my uni fee for next year.
2. Approx monthly cost of living.
3.how hard it is to get job after my studies.
4. Can i earn as per law (20 hrs/week) so i can meet my monthly expenses.
5. How hard studies and strict is the law?. Asking so i may earn more.
The average salary in Riga is more like €650 euros a month, there is a huge disparity between people's wages and the majority of people would usually earn about €650 a month after tax.
UK and Latvia having different border control.
If you are real student, you will need hard study in LATVIA only otherwise they will cancel your student ID.
Full of Indian, Arabic students studying medical science course. More than half are fake students waiting Chance move to Western part as same as your think. The truth is : IMPOSSIBLE.
I’m planning to study in Latvia
Then semester break i move to Uk is this possible!!!!
Most of people get salary below or 1000 euro. Office workers could be higher a bit.
Latvian people are moving out of the country is true. Not everyone.
Cost of living is not that cheap.if you want to reach at European standard level 1000 is not that enough in Latvia. At least 2000_2500 from my experiences.
Opportunities not that much as it's not a famous place to live and work.
Indian immigrants are the major foreigner residents
The country offers residence permit visa to rich foreigners. Most of the buyers are Russian and few Chinese. But many frauds and scams from that.
Latvian people are usually helpful and friendly.
Saying something actual better than making up the stories.
My friends Latvian people with well educated degrees. Working for the one of the biggest supermarket in Riga. Net salary between 700_800 euro.
Another guy, Russian Latvian. 600 euro. Both of them speaking perfect English and Russian.
Cost of living in Latvia is cheap???
From this page. It shows Riga is just 46 % cheaper than New York.
Is cheap for you? If you come from Geneva, then it's cheap for you.
Very clean, true. Because of their population and young Latvian people are leaving each year. Well. Latvia is member of EU. I think that is. ^^
If drive to east part to Russia border, you will see Russia part how much better than Latvia.
In smaller cities less than 500.
Jobless is high. Young Latvian people moving to other part of Europe and NEVER move back.
Most of the foreigner come to Riga for visa resident card. Latvia is one of the country for Golden visa offer. A lot taxes, state fees are all 5 digits plus. Full of Pakistan, Indian agencies with full of scam.
The positive part are: very clean, less noisy and with refuxxxs.