Cost of living in Riga, Latvia

Summary of cost of living in Riga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,526
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €1,128
  • Riga is the most expensive city in Eastern Europe (1 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Riga is cheaper than in 62% of cities in the World (97 out of 157)
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List of prices in Riga
Current as of Jan 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 €2.71
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €0.97
12 eggs, large €2.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.79
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €3.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.49
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
2 liters of coca-cola €1.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €0.82
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €792
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €545
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €165
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €482
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €393
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €105
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €16
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) €38
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 €20,420
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.20
Monthly ticket public transport €48
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €8
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €14
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €40
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €4.36
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €2.71
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.55
Tube of toothpaste €2.49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €17
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €25
2 tickets to the movies €16
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 €42
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €2.74
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 €4.07
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 249 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

Riga position in our World Ranking

the world
97th
out of 157
eastern europe
1st
out of 9

Cheapest and most expensive products in Riga compared to other cities:

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