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How much does it cost to travel to Riga?

You should plan to spend around $112 (€103) per day on your vacation in Riga. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 (€32) on meals
  • $17 (€15) on local transportation
  • $115 (€106) on hotels

A one week trip to Riga for two people costs, on average, $1,569 (€1,443). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Riga cost?

A one week trip to Riga usually costs around $784 (€721) for one person and $1,569 (€1,443) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Riga on average costs around $1,569 (€1,443) for one person and $3,137 (€2,886) 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 Riga will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Riga on average costs around $3,361 (€3,092) for one person and $6,723 (€6,184) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Riga 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 Riga expensive to visit?

Prices in Riga are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Riga is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Coimbra or Olomouc.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Riga Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 106 ($115)
Local Transportation 1 15 ($17)
Food 2 32 ($35)
Entertainment 1 21 ($23)
Alcohol 2 10 - 29 ($11 - 32)
Accommodation Budget in Riga
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Riga is $58 (€53). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Riga is $115 (€106). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Riga

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Riga based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $58. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Riga
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Riga is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (€15) per person, per day, on local transportation in Riga.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Riga
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Riga can vary, the average cost of food in Riga is $35 (€32) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Riga should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Riga is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Riga?

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

  • Fast Food Lunch

Entertainment Budget in Riga
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Riga typically cost an average of $23 (€21) 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.

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Alcohol Budget in Riga
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $21 (€19) on alcoholic beverages in Riga per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Riga
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $2.61 (€2.40) on bottled water in Riga per day. The public water in Riga is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2023
Riga On a Budget
Riga Riga
Riga is the vibrant capital city of Latvia. It continues to gain popularity as a tourist destination in part because it is the base for the airline Air Baltic. This affordable airline offers discount flights around Europe and most of these flights pass through Riga with a forced overnight layover. This encourages travelers to visit this fascinating city for at least a night or two.

Riga is also a very affordable destination. It's popular with young travelers because it has a vibrant nightlife and there are many unique and interesting bars and clubs that offer low cost drinks and entertainment. The city's old town also has a lot to offer in the form of interesting architecture, museums, restaurants and tours. There's a very large market near the old town that sells anything and everything from meats, to smoked salmon, to clothes and flowers. It's a great place to people watch or you can pick up some food for a picnic lunch. It's definitely worth a visit while you're in the area.

Riga's climate is humid continental and the coldest months are January and February when the average temperature is around -5 degrees Celsius. During the coldest days it is not uncommon for temperatures to drop as low as -20 or -25 degrees Celsius. Because the city is so close to the ocean it is often damp and foggy during the fall months. Snow is usually on the ground during the winter months and summers are mild and humid. On average the summer temperature is around 18 degrees Celsius, but it sometimes reaches more than 30 degrees Celsius.
Most visitors to Riga spend their time in the city's Old Town. Popular sights include Triangula Bastion, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, St. Peter's Church, St. John's Church, the Big Guild, The House of the Black Cat, Riga Cathedral, the Museum of the Barricades of 1991, and Freedom Monument, among many other things.
Riga is split into two areas by the River Daugava. The Old Town is at the center of the city on the east side of the river. Outside of the Old Town is a ring of 19th and 20th century architecture and then further out there are private houses and apartments. As a tourist you'll probably spend most of your time in the Old Town and in the area around the Freedom Monument, which is close by. There are some interesting area's outside of this district though that are often overlooked by tourists. These include Agenskalns and Tornakalns which are just over the Stone Bridge.

As a large, cosmopolitan city, there are many activities you can enjoy during your time in Riga. You can see either the opera or ballet at the Latvian National Opera. This is a nice building that is worth checking out. The Latvian National Symphonic Orchestra also has shows occasionally. Another unique experience in the city is to try your hand at bobsledding. You can ride in a professional winter bobsled between the months of November and March. It's a rare experience and one worth trying if you're in the area.
Food and Dining
Riga has a diverse range of restaurants that offer everything from international cuisine to local Latvian specialties. Latvian cuisine is usually quite hearty and makes use of ingredients such as potatoes, cabbage, beef, pork and fish. The cheapest restaurants in town are the cafeteria style options. You can choose from any number of dishes, most frequently dumplings, and then pay by the weight of your food selection. If you're interested in trying an international restaurant then your options include sushi, Chinese and Indian among others.

The old town area in Riga is easy to walk around. Most of the streets are asphalt and where they are cobblestoned it is usually flat and even. Taxis are reasonably priced but you must be diligent to make sure they take the shortest route to your destination.

If you're hoping to venture outside of the old town, Riga has a wonderful network of trams, buses and trolleybuses. It's generally thorough and comprehensive and is usually your best option for traveling around the city. Trams are usually your fastest option with the exception of trains. Trams operate on street level and are not separated from the rest of the traffic, but they usually have the right of way. During rush hour, however, congestion may slow the trip down significantly so plan accordingly. Minibuses are usually your second best option as they are smaller and more maneuverable than the larger buses and trolley buses.


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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.

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