Living in Latvia











As a developed country of the European Union, all modern communication services are available in Latvia.
Research on Internet development in the world indicates that Latvia has the fourth fastest Internet speed in the world – in Latvia at the end of 2012, broadband lines reached an average peak speed of 37.5 Mbps. 

WiFi is available in Latvia and is offered by many hotels, various public places – cafes, business centres, airport and bus terminals – just look for the WiFi sign. Mobile Internet is very convenient for travellers and is available in 98 % of the territory of Latvia.

There are both fixed and mobile phone communications available in Latvia. The international telephone code for Latvia is +371. There is developed network of mobile services in Latvia and consist of three operators that provide mobile communications (LMT, Tele2, Bite). Mobile connections are available in almost the entire territory of Latvia. It is possible to buy prepaid cards (Okarte, Amigo, Zelta zivtiņa) for calls in the GSM network to make calls both in Latvia and abroad. 

There are Latvia Post branches in all cities and populated areas of Latvia. At the post offices, one can send letters, postcards, packages, parcels, small packages, as well as make different payments, money transfers, etc. Postage to other European Union countries costs 0.65 EUR for postcards and 0.79 EUR for letters; to other countries postage costs 0.72 EUR for postcards 0.85 EUR for letters. More information 


Riga has 9 tram lines, 20 trolleybus routes 54 bus routes. Public transport operates from as early as 05:00 to as late as 01:00, depending on the route. Also, every Friday and Saturday night transport services are available.

Public transport tickets for students: 16 EUR per month (trams, trolleybuses, buses) 
Public transport one-way ticket: 1.15 EUR
Night transport one-way ticket: 1.50 EUR

The schedule of public transport you can find on Rīgas Satiksme website and each stop.

It is suggested to use three taxi companies:
RED CAB call: 8383
AirBaltic taxi:  8500 
Lady taxi: 27800900