Currency

euro (€)

Daily Costs

  • Budget hotel room 25Ls
  • Two-course evening meal 10Ls
  • Museum entrance 1.50Ls
  • Beer 1.20Ls
  • City transport ticket 0.70Ls

Money

  • Latvia uses the euro.
  • ATMs are easy to find and credit cards are widely accepted.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1€0.63
CanadaC$1€0.65
Japan¥100€0.77
New ZealandNZ$1€0.60
RussiaR100€1.32
UK£1€1.11
USAUS$1€0.87

For current exchange rates see www.xe.com.

Tipping

Restaurants As Rīga’s dining scene continues to draw its influence from a clash of other cultures, tipping (apkalpošana) is becoming more commonplace – up to 10% gratuity is common, and many restaurants tack service charge onto the bill.

Taxis It's suitable to round up the fare.

Hotels Tipping isn't expected in hotels, but €1 to €2 to porters for carrying a heavy bag is a good gesture.

Bars It's not customary, though you may see a tip jar on the counter for change. Leave up to 10% for exceptional service.