Other Daily Life Issues

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In this section you will find useful information that could help you to get used to life in Latvia and Riga.






Banking, money


Shopping, cuisine


Useful information and services

Electricity system in Latvia is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz; the plug is two – pin, European – style

Time - Latvia is on Eastern European Time, three hours ahead of GMT in summer, and two hours in winter

Weather – see the Latvian Hydrometeorological Agency

Is it safe in Latvia? - Riga is no different than any major city in the world. There is potential for pickpockets, petty crimes, personal assaults for robbery. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid potential problem situations. State Police (phone: 110)

The free single emergency phone line in case of accident: 112

The Latvian Centre for Human Rights – an independent non-governmental organisation working with issues related to integration, discrimination, hate crimes, asylum, migration and fundamental rights issues.


Culture life, sport, tourism, events, leisure

Bilesu Serviss (Tickets Service) – advertisements and tickets online to concerts, theaters, shows, events

Bilesu Paradize (Tickets Paradise) – advertisement and tickets online to concerts, theaters, shows, events

KoDarit.Lv (What To Do?) - portal about tourism, leisure, culture and sports events in Latvia

Viss.Lv (The Whole) - portal about daily life issues, shopping, services, tourism, etc. in Latvia