Other Daily Life Issues

Living in Europe | Banking | Latvia

In this section you will find information on several issues which could be helpful for you to get used to life in Latvia and Riga.





Banking, money

Currency - Since1 January 2014 Latvia belong to the euro area (the irrevocably fixed exchange rate to previously used currency - Lats (LVL) is EUR 1 = LVL 0.702804)

Bank of Latvia – information about Latvian monetary policy, payment, exchange rates and settlement system

The most commonly used Credit Cards for paying (Visa, Master, American Express ...) is widely accepted in shoping centres and by service providers in Latvia, but in some cases you need to have cash. You can withdraw money from cash machines. The wide network of banks and its branches, currency exchange offices and cash machines is easy to access


Shopping, cuisine


Useful information and services


Culture life, sport, tourism, events, leisure