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Investing in Latvia

Wednesday April 3rd, 2013 in Latvia, Media, Money | Comments Off on Investing in Latvia

Why should you invest in Latvia?
Watch this short video, a great example about positive sides of Latvian economy!

Riga City Camping season

Saturday March 30th, 2013 in Latvia, Money | Comments Off on Riga City Camping season

Riga City Camping season starts in May!

Camping in Kipsala, Riga, will be open from May 15 to September 15.
Showers, citchen, tents, campers (RVs) right next to the city center.

Riga camping

Thanks for visiting my blog about Latvia!

Accommodation in Riga with Airbnb

Sunday February 12th, 2012 in Latvia, Money | Comments Off on Accommodation in Riga with Airbnb

You can search accommodation in Riga with Airbnb – lots of appartments, rooms, houses or even villas to choose from!

Accommodation Riga

Try searching right now, enter “Riga”, and click “Search”:

Airbnb has now gained a trusted base of users and homeovners from Latvia.

Pay in Latvia with your credit card

Friday December 5th, 2008 in Money | No Comments »

Today you can pay with your credit card in almost all shops located in Latvia. Riga for sure, and almost in every village now too.

Shops accept all types of credit and debit cars: VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express. But anyway, it’s wise to always have some cash with you too.

Pay in Latvia with your credit card

Thanks to author of this image: tm_lv

Cheap flights to Latvia

Tuesday October 14th, 2008 in Money | No Comments »

How much an air trip to Latvia and Riga costs? These days sometimes nothing, literally. The cheap airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet provide flight from most of the European cities to Riga for just couple of Euros. Well, it depends of current offer and discount levels, but if you try to keep up with latest information, you might get lucky and buy a ticket from London to Riga for only 10 or even 1 Pound!


And check out new site covering latest discounts and information about cheap flight tickets to Latvia – You might find some decent offers on flights to Riga this autumn and winter.

Beer price in Latvia

Thursday May 22nd, 2008 in Money | No Comments »

How much a pint of beer costs in Latvia and Riga?

Pub, restaurant:

In bars and restaurants pint of beer costs about 2 Lats. That is about 2 British pounds or 3 Euros, or 4 US dollars. Note, that drinks in cities/villages outside Riga cost less! If going to rural areas, where there’s only two shops and one pub in town, cheap drinks paradise guaranteed. Don’t say I didn’t warn you..


If you buy beer in 0.5L bottles in shop planning to get monkey-face-drunk at home party, this will cost you cheaper. Price for bottle of beer (light or dark) is around 0.50 Lats, that is 0.50 GBP, or almost 1 Euro, or a bit more than one dollar.

See other prices on goods in Latvia.


List of Latvian banks

Tuesday February 5th, 2008 in Money | No Comments »

A list of biggest banks in Latvia:


SEB (Unibanka)

Latvijas Krājbanka

Aizkraukles Banka (AB)


DnB Nord


You may cash your travel checks, use ATMs or make any other operation a bank can offer. The working hours in Riga are usually from 9:00 to 17:00 workdays. Some banks are open on Saturdays too.

Complete list of Latvian bank institutions goes here.

Festival Jurmala 2008

Tuesday January 29th, 2008 in Money, Music | 4 Comments »

This years music festival Jurmala 2008 will be from July 4 to July 7.

Also check out the “New Wave 2008” festival in Jurmala, July 23 – 28.

Concerts and events will take place in city of Jurmala, next to Riga.


Price from 5 Lats, buy online at ticket service.

Visit also:

Jurmala Hotels – find hotel in Jurmala,
Jurmala 2009,
New Wave Jurmala 2008
Information about Jurmala 2008 tickets.
Official site of Jūrmala city.
About Jūrmala at Wikipedia.
Back to Latvia information.

Prices on food and drinks in Latvia

Monday October 1st, 2007 in Money | No Comments »

Food and drink prices in Latvia – i’ve given prices in Euros, British Pounds and latvian Lats. This should make it easy for you to calculate your trip!

See section “Latvia Prices” to see how much food, drinks and cigarettes cost in Latvia.

I’m about to correct and add more prices, as they change with time. Latvia has some issues with inflation, prices on goods and services are constantly climbing.