Riga prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$33.67   
1 EUR = 1.39 USD
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Riga hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
8.33 - 15.28
star
22.22 - 38.89
starstar
27.78 - 48.61
starstarstar
30.56 - 83.33
starstarstarstar
62.50 - 138.89
starstarstarstarstar
104.17 - 375.00


hotel seasons

Riga hotels generally have high season rates from May through September, and the rest of the year is low season, except for the period around Christmas. Hostels in Riga are bargains all year round.


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With a location that is remote for most travelers, Riga and all of Latvia aren’t obvious destinations unless you are on a serious tour of the region. Those who go to the trouble to reach Riga will be rewarded with a pleasant and handsome city center along with very low prices (by European standards) for most everything.

This former Soviet country costs only a fraction of what you’d spend in nearby Scandinavia, with hotels and hostels available at prices that are drawing in the nightlife crowd from the UK looking for a cheap weekend break. The architecture is notable and part of its general appeal, even if English isn’t as widely spoken as most other European capitals.

In addition to the cheap and hearty local food and the free-flowing and cheap local lager beer, even the museums and other major attractions cost very little.

Riga attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
National History Museum of Latvia Even without many English-language displays this is a quick way to get the local history. adults 3.96
students 1.97
Riga Motor Museum This museum houses historic cars of former leaders and such. adults 2.36

Riga Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center 15.83 - 18.06
Minibus from airport to city center 5.97
Public bus from airport to city center 0.97 - 1.39
3km taxi ride in Riga 5.97 - 10.28
Public bus, trolley, or tram ride 0.97 - 1.39

Riga food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast If your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll still have cheap options nearby. 2.08 - 3.47
Budget lunch Pancakes, blinis, and potatoes are among the many cheap local options here. 3.06 - 5.00
Budget dinner Even sit-down meals with a meat dish are very affordable in Riga if you go local. 5.00 - 8.33
Beer (.5l) As always, the local lager is the cheapest option. 3.06 - 4.86

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Riga facts

Population 720,000
Metro area 1,100,000
Time zone UTC+2
Currency Euro
Airports Riga International Airport (RIX)

Avg temps & precip

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 28 18 1.3
Feb 29 18 1.1
Mar 37 24 1.1
Apr 51 34 1.6
May 61 43 1.7
Jun 68 50 2.5
Jul 71 54 3.4
Aug 70 53 2.9
Sep 61 46 3.0
Oct 51 39 2.4
Nov 39 31 2.2
Dec 33 24 1.8

hotel seasons

June, July, August

Weather Advice

Summers in Riga are nicely warm and somewhat humid, but the temperature rarely rises to the point that it becomes uncomfortable. There isn’t much rainfall at any time of year, though there is usually a snow cover for at least two months each winter so it’s not a good time to visit.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 6:22am 6:40pm
21 Jun 4:30am 10:21pm
21 Sep 7:07am 7:25pm
21 Dec 9:00am 3:34pm