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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel or guesthouse: €10–35
  • Two meals: €15
  • Walking around town: free
  • Museum entry: €3
  • Drinks at a beer garden: €7
  • Hotel room: €50
  • Two meals: €28
  • Public transport: €2
  • Entry to two top museums: €10
  • Drinks at a posh lounge: €15
Top end (more than)
  • Luxury hotel room: €75
  • Two meals: €55
  • Taxis: €8
  • A day spent at museums: €15
  • Pub crawl: €20

There are scores of ATMs scattered around the capital. If for some reason you are having trouble locating a bank, walk down Kaļķu iela (which turns into Brīvības bulvāris) and within seconds you will find a bank or ATM. Withdrawing cash is easier than trying to exchange travellers cheques or foreign currencies; exchange bureaus often have lousy rates and most do not take travellers cheques. For detailed information about Latvian currency and exchange rates visit www.bank.lv.