Latvia Travel Budget - Visit Latvia on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Latvia?

You should plan to spend around $123 (€114) per day on your vacation in Latvia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (€34) on meals
  • $21 (€20) on local transportation
  • $110 (€102) on hotels

A one week trip to Latvia for two people costs, on average, $1,722 (€1,591). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $123
    114
  • One Week Per person
    $861
    796
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,722
    1,591
  • One Month Per person
    $3,690
    3,410
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,722
    1,591
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,444
    3,183
  • One Month For a couple
    $7,380
    6,820
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Latvia cost?

A one week trip to Latvia usually costs around $861 (€796) for one person and $1,722 (€1,591) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Latvia on average costs around $1,722 (€1,591) for one person and $3,444 (€3,183) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Latvia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Latvia on average costs around $3,690 (€3,410) for one person and $7,380 (€6,820) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Latvia?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Latvia is $108 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Latvia expensive to visit?

Latvia is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Latvia is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Norway or Malta.

For more details, see Is Latvia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Latvia?

The average Latvia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Latvia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 102 ($110)
Local Transportation 1 20 ($21)
Food 2 34 ($37)
Entertainment 1 15 ($16)
Alcohol 2 9 - 28 ($10 - 30)
Accommodation Budget in Latvia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Latvia is $55 (€51). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Latvia is $110 (€102). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $55
    51
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $110
    102

Hotel Prices in Latvia

Looking for a hotel in Latvia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.

 

Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Latvia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $61. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Latvia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Latvia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $21 (€20) per person, per day, on local transportation in Latvia.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $21
    20

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Food Budget in Latvia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Latvia can vary, the average cost of food in Latvia is $37 (€34) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Latvia should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Latvia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $37
    34

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What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Latvia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Latvia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Pastry
    1.85
  • Fast Food Lunch
    5.77
  • Lunch in town for two
    6.67


Entertainment Budget in Latvia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Latvia typically cost an average of $16 (€15) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $16
    15

Recommended Activities


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Latvia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Latvia is $14 (€12), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $14
    12


Alcohol Budget in Latvia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $20 (€19) on alcoholic beverages in Latvia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $20
    19

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Water Budget in Latvia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $2.60 (€2.40) on bottled water in Latvia per day. The public water in Latvia is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $2.60
    2.40


Last Updated: Nov 27, 2023
Latvia On a Budget
Latvia Riga
Latvia is one of the three small countries that make up the Baltics. It is bordered to the north by Estonia and to the south by Lithuania and it sits along the Baltic Sea. It is influenced by its maritime culture and you will find seafood prolific in the cuisine. There are some interesting coastal communities that offers a glimpse into small town life in this quaint and beautiful country. Many people head to Riga, the country's vibrant capital city, but if you want to see more of the area, head into the countryside and find some small towns to explore. This is where you'll see daily life and small town culture at its finest.

This area has seen a dramatic increase in popularity among travelers in recent years. It has become a more well known destination both inside and outside of Europe. Thanks to the affordable flights offered by Air Baltic, many travelers find themselves with at least a day layover in Riga when they are traveling elsewhere in Europe. Riga is a very livable city with a lovely old town and a very impressive market. It's a popular destination for young Europeans who are looking to go bar hopping and enjoy some cheap drinks, but it's still second in line to the more popular and famous city of Tallinn to the north. If you find yourself with a few days in Riga and can spare the time, lengthen your stay because this beautiful country has so much to offer outside of its capital.

Outside of Riga, there are many things to see in the form of great beaches, lovely small towns, and beautiful countryside. Churches and crosses dot the landscape, paying tribute to the area's strong religious routes. There are museums and monuments that educate and inform the visitor on country's brutal past, but the lighthearted nature of its citizens give today's Lativa a fun and laid back atmosphere. Whether you choose to hang out in the cosmopolitan capital city, or step back in time to the quaint villages, you're sure to have an eyeopening experience in this great country.
At A Glance
  • If you're traveling into Latvia from within Europe, your cheapest option is often to catch a flight on Air Baltic. It's the country's national airline and most flights travel through Riga. There are connections available throughout Europe and the prices are usually quite low. It's often cheaper than taking the train or any other form of ground transportation.

  • Because the country is so small, it is fairly easy to navigate it by public transportation. Trains travel to many different towns, and those that are not accessible by train can be reached by bus. It's not necessary to rent a car, but if you do decide you'd like your own private vehicle, there are plenty of reputable rental agencies around.

  • Summer is easily the most popular time to visit the country. The weather is the most mild during the summer months and it's a good time to be outdoors and experience the area's nature. Many restaurants and hotels close during the winter months as well, so you may find it challenging to visit during these low times as well. This is particularly true in the small towns and near the national parks. Even in Riga, you will find that some hostels are not open during the coldest winter months.

  • If you're looking for souvenirs to take home, there are many great local markets throughout the country. In large cities and small towns alike you can find handmade goods that range from hand woven mittens to pottery and jewelry. If you're at an outdoor market you can often barter the price down a little bit.

  • If you're in a college town, head to the neighborhood around the university to grab a bite to eat. The prices are cheaper than other neighborhoods and the meals are very filling. It's a great option for those who are traveling on a budget. Many of the restaurants are casual in nature and sell everything from piragis to pancakes. You often pay by the weight so you can get as much or as little as you like.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Riga's Old Town: Riga's Old Town is a great place to take a walking tour and learn about the fascinating history of this small country. There's some excellent examples of regional architecture, plenty of outdoor cafes, and a nearby market where you can do some shopping.

Sigulda: This is a great place for those who enjoy outdoor sports and activities or want to see an interesting castle. It's a small, rural community, and it is best visited during the summer months when the hiking trails are at their best and the outdoor entertainment is all open.

Gauja National Park: This is the largest national park in the country and is a great place to experience the area's natural beauty. The most famous sight is the sandstone cliffs that run along the Gauja River. At their maximum they can reach ninety meters in height.

Popular Foods
Latvian cuisine is comparable to many of its northern neighbors. The dishes are usually hearty and filling. Popular ingredients include bread, sausage, mushrooms, pork, potatoes and beets. It doesn't use much spice so some visitors consider the flavors kind of bland. Seafood is a popular item and you can find smoked salmon in most markets. Outdoor markets are popular throughout the country and you'll find the largest in downtown Riga.

Aukstais galds: The Latvian form of a Smorgasbord, this is typically served at a wedding or special event. Typical items include, ham, jellied meats, smoked salmon, rye bread, and Latvian potato salad.

Piragis: These crescent filled pastries are usually made with a bacon or meat and onion filling. They are the Latvian version of a dumpling and are available at cafes and restaurants throughout the country.

Kvass: This is an alcoholic drink that is made from fermented rye bread. The alcohol content is generally quite low and the drink is sometimes used in the preparation of a soup.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.