Living in Latvia


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Cost of living in Riga


Average cost of living per month

Accommodation:
  • Dormitories/Student Hostel: 70 - 120 EUR
  • Flat renting, not shared: 250 - 350 EUR
  • Flat renting, shared: 100 - 200 EUR
Food: 120 - 250 EUR (Meals at the city centre: 5 - 9 EUR per meal)

Transportation:
  • Taxi (from the city centre to suburbs): 7 - 15 EUR (1 transfer) 
  • Public transport tickets for students: 16 EUR per month (trams, trolleybuses, buses) 
  • Public transport one-way ticket: 1.15 EUR
  • Riga Public transport homepage 
Leisure, personal needs: around 100 EUR depending on needs
  • Cinema ticket: 5 - 10 EUR
  • Opera ticket: 7 - 42 EUR
  • Rock concerts: 7.5 - 30 EUR

Average monthly living expenses in Latvia are estimated to be between 450 and 700 EUR, depending on the type of accommodation (student dorm or privately rented housing/flat). These amounts should be enough to cover food, accommodation, utilities, transportation and other expenses. 


Cost of living in Jelgava


Average cost of living per month

Accommodation:
  • Dormitories/Student Hostel: 60 - 120 EUR
  • Flat renting, not shared: 86 - 341 EUR
  • Flat renting, shared: 55 - 215 EUR
Food: 96 - 170 EUR (Meals at the city centre: 4 - 7 EUR per meal)

Transportation:
  • Taxi (from the city centre to suburbs): 5 - 15 EUR (1 transfer) 
  • Public transport tickets for students: 14 EUR per month (trams, trolleybuses, buses) 
  • Public transport one-way ticket: 0.70 - 1 EUR
  • Jelgava public transport 
Leisure, personal needs: around 100 EUR depending on needs
  • Bowling: 4 - 7 EUR
  • Ice skating: 7 - 42 EUR
  • Events: 7.5 - 30 EUR

Cost of living in Liepaja


Average cost of living per month

Accommodation:
  • Dormitories/Student Hostel: 40 - 110 EUR
  • Flat renting, not shared: 150 - 300 EUR
  • Flat renting, shared: 50 - 150 EUR
Food: 130 EUR (Meals at the city centre: 3 - 5 EUR per meal)

Transportation:
  • Taxi (from the city centre to suburbs): 2 - 5 EUR (1 transfer) 
  • Public transport tickets for students: 20 EUR per month (trams, buses) 
  • Public transport one-way ticket: 0,70 EUR
  • Liepaja public transport 
Leisure, personal needs: around 50 EUR depending on needs
  • Cinema ticket: 5 - 7 EUR
  • Theatre ticket: 4 - 20 EUR
  • Rock concerts: 5 - 30 EUR


Cost of living in Ventspils


Average cost of living per month

Accommodation:
  • Dormitories/Student Hostel: 47 – 69 EUR
  • Flat renting, not shared: 100 – 220 EUR
  • Flat renting, shared: 85 –  100 EUR
Food: 120 - 230 EUR (Meals at the city center: 2.50 – 9 EUR per meal)

Transportation:
  • Taxi (around the city): 3.50 – 6 EUR (1 transfer) 
  • Public transport tickets for students:  16.50 EUR per month (for students who have been declared in Ventspils) or 26.40 EUR (without the 50% discount) 
  • Public transport one-way ticket: 0.60 – 0.90 EUR (depending on the hour of the day)
  • Ventspils public transport
Leisure, personal needs: around 50 -70 EUR depending on needs
  • Cinema ticket: 3 – 5.70 EUR
  • Opera ticket: 4 – 20 EUR
  • Theater ticket: 4 – 7 EUR
  • Sports facilities – mostly free of charge for students

Cost of living in Daugavpils


Average cost of living per month

Accommodation:
  • Dormitories/Student Hostel: 50 - 100 EUR
  • Flat renting, not shared: 80 - 200 EUR
  • Flat renting, shared: 50 - 100 EUR
Food: 120-250 EUR (Meals at the city centre: 3 - 5 EUR per meal)

Transportation:
  • Taxi (from the city centre to suburbs): 3 - 7 EUR (1 transfer)  
  • Public transport one-way ticket: 0.43 EUR
  • Daugavpils public transport
Leisure, personal needs: around 70 EUR depending on needs
  • Cinema ticket: 1,50 - 4.50 EUR 
  • Theatre ticket: 3 - 10 EUR
  • Rock concerts: 5 - 20 EUR