Cost of living in Riga, Latvia

Summary of cost of living in Riga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,551
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,106
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Riga
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.16
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.15
12 eggs, large €2.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €9
2 liters of coca-cola €1.67
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.77
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €768
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €489
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €591
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €357
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €100
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €12
40” flat screen tv €336
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €97
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €9
Hourly rate for cleaning help €12
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €61
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €78
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €105
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €19,392
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.66
Monthly ticket public transport €45
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €7
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €43
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.28
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.55
Tube of toothpaste €2.49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €18
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €23
2 tickets to the movies €18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €67
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €47
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €3.41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.27
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €471
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district €38
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €4.51
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 140 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

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