Cost of living in Jelgava, Latvia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €3.69
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €5.02
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €3.00
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.91
12 eggs, large €1.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.89
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.37
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.40
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of Coca-Cola €1.63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.70
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €320
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €250
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €25
40” flat screen TV €500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €120
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €50
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €80
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport €28
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €5.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.80
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.80
Tube of toothpaste €1.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €5.90
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €18
2 tickets to the movies €10
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €50
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €80
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €1.94
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district €50
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €3.50
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 23, 2016.

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