Almaty

Riga

Quality of life in riga

By Elizabete Laivina

Riga is a great place for young people due to its low cost of living and vibrant creative scene. It boasts excellent museums and art galleries, an active night life and close-by unspoiled nature. Riga is also an avid sports city with frequent football, basketball and ice hockey matches.

Riga is one of the top ten city matches for 1.3% of Teleport users.

Sign up to see your personalized city data, salary and cost of living comparisons.

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
30/263
Details
Large apartment$599.77
Medium apartment$444.95
Rent index [score]0.93
Small apartment$290.12

Cost of Living

10
14/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.90
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$0.69
A kilogram of Apples$0.97
Bread$0.13
Inflation [score]0.96
Lunch$5.60
Monthly fitness club membership$61.00
Monthly public transport$16.00
Movie ticket$3.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$34.23

Startups

3
212/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups1
Meetups members130
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3
Startup climate scene [score]0.24
Startup events1
Startups [score]0.42
Total number of startups3

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

5
75/260
Details
Airport hub45
Airport hub [score]0.26
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.66

Commute

6
19/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Kazakhstan/Almaty
Traffic handling [score]0.87

Business Freedom

6
211/259
Details
Business freedom72.30
Business freedom [score]0.61
Freedom from corruption29.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.15
Lack of labor restrictions82.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.85
Time to open a business9.00
Time to open a business [score]0.91

Safety

7
125/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.48
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

5
230/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.58
Life expectancy (years)70.24
Life expectancy [score]0.22

Education

3
204/230
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test427.97
Country mean scores in PISA reading test392.74
Country mean scores in PISA science test424.71
PISA math ranking (high school)45
PISA ranking49
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.55
PISA reading (high school)56
PISA science (high school)48
Percent of happy students0.89
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.45
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.57
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.42
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00

Environmental Quality

4
199/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.16
Cleanliness [score]0.30
Drinking water quality [score]0.57
Urban greenery [score]0.68

Economy

5
141/258
Details
Currency for urban areaKZT
GDP growth rate0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.66
GDP per capita$24019.95
GDP per capita [score]0.39

Taxation

8
11/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.81
Income tax level [score]0.89
Profit tax (% of profit)0.29
Time overhead to file company taxes178
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

3
207/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.84
Internet access (download) [score]0.24
Internet access (upload) [score]0.39
Upload speed (Mbps)8.26

Leisure & Culture

3
240/263
Details
Art galleries61
Art galleries [score]0.37
Cinemas38
Cinemas [score]0.59
Comedy clubs21
Comedy clubs [score]0.57
Concert venues68
Concerts [score]0.36
Historical sites28
Historical sites [score]0.35
Museums23
Museums [score]0.27
Performing art venues69
Performing arts [score]0.48
Sport venues60
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.65

Tolerance

5
194/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index55.73
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.56
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.52

Outdoors

5
70/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters4100.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)787.00
Water access [score]0.10
Sign up to get a free city matchscore based on your personal preferences

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
35/263
Details
Large apartment$610.34
Medium apartment$481.77
Rent index [score]0.93
Small apartment$353.20

Cost of Living

8
65/261
Details
5km taxi ride$3.20
A Cappuccino$2.70
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$1.30
Bread$0.36
Inflation [score]0.76
Lunch$7.40
Monthly fitness club membership$51.00
Monthly public transport$50.00
Movie ticket$6.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$46.81

Startups

5
116/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.19
Meetups groups35
Meetups members8194
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months54
Number of upcoming meetup events10
Startup climate scene [score]0.34
Startup events6
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.30
Startups [score]0.61
Total number of startups143

Venture Capital

3
154/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.29

Travel Connectivity

2
148/260
Details
Airport hub68
Airport hub [score]0.34
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.16

Commute

6
43/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Latvia/Riga
Traffic handling [score]0.79

Business Freedom

7
165/259
Details
Business freedom78.60
Business freedom [score]0.74
Freedom from corruption55.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.52
Lack of labor restrictions59.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.44
Time to open a business5.50
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

8
86/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.68
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents19
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.91
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

6
206/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.68
Healthcare quality [score]0.62
Life expectancy (years)74.56
Life expectancy [score]0.47

Education

5
123/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Latvia
Best university ranking801
Country mean scores in PISA math test487.27
Country mean scores in PISA reading test488.69
Country mean scores in PISA science test502.19
PISA math ranking (high school)24
PISA ranking24
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.83
PISA reading (high school)26
PISA science (high school)21
Percent of happy students0.67
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.04
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.04
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

7
82/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.71
Cleanliness [score]0.80
Drinking water quality [score]0.63
Urban greenery [score]0.85

Economy

4
198/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$23706.56
GDP per capita [score]0.39

Taxation

6
67/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.69
Income tax level [score]0.51
Profit tax (% of profit)0.36
Time overhead to file company taxes169
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

6
63/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)26.50
Internet access (download) [score]0.55
Internet access (upload) [score]0.74
Upload speed (Mbps)21.44

Leisure & Culture

8
41/263
Details
Art galleries143
Art galleries [score]0.74
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.74
Comedy clubs148
Comedy clubs [score]0.83
Concert venues124
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites76
Historical sites [score]0.81
Museums107
Museums [score]0.74
Performing art venues96
Performing arts [score]0.92
Sport venues141
Sports [score]0.92
Zoos89
Zoos [score]0.91

Tolerance

6
159/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index64.06
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.65
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.53

Outdoors

6
61/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
Median peak in meters242.65
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)14.00
Water access [score]0.95
Sign up to get a free city matchscore based on your personal preferences
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started

Costs of living

Costs of living in Almaty are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Almaty will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$463$736
$600
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$61
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$12
Monthly public transport$16
Lunch$6
-67%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Riga are in the 65th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Riga will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$474$746
$610
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$51
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$14
Monthly public transport$50
Lunch$7
-51%
compared to
San Francisco
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started

LGBT rights in almaty

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Legal

LGBT rights in riga

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Single Only

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

64

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average day length (hours)

13.1

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started
📱
Comparing cities is not supported on small screens. Please try turning your phone to landscape or opening this page on a larger screen.