Andorra

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.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

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Cost of Living

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5km taxi ride$0.84
A Cappuccino$1.46
A beer$0.59
A kilogram of Apples$2.06
Bread$2.67
Lunch$12.37
Monthly fitness club membership$48.65
Monthly public transport$33.75
Movie ticket$7.95

Startups

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Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups5
Meetups members227
Total number of startups2

Venture Capital

1
224/228
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Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

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Commute

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Business Freedom

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Safety

5
232/264
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Crime rate [score]0.96

Healthcare

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Education

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Environmental Quality

7
118/264
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Air quality [score]0.53
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.97
Urban greenery [score]0.23

Economy

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Currency for urban areaEUR

Taxation

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VAT (Sales Tax)0.04

Internet Access

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Leisure & Culture

2
252/263
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Art galleries10
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas3
Cinemas [score]0.10
Comedy clubs2
Comedy clubs [score]0.40
Concert venues8
Concerts [score]0.10
Historical sites27
Historical sites [score]0.32
Museums20
Museums [score]0.14
Performing art venues3
Performing arts [score]0.10
Sport venues5
Sports [score]0.10
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.47

Tolerance

5
214/264
Details
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]1.00

Outdoors

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
35/263
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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
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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
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Venture capital [score]0.29

Travel Connectivity

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

Commute

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

Business Freedom

7
165/259
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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
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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
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Healthcare expenditure [score]0.68
Healthcare quality [score]0.62
Life expectancy (years)74.56
Life expectancy [score]0.47

Education

5
123/230
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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
81/264
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Air quality [score]0.71
Cleanliness [score]0.80
Drinking water quality [score]0.63
Urban greenery [score]0.85

Economy

4
198/258
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Costs of living

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Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$49
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$41
Monthly public transport$34
Lunch$12
-100%
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
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LGBT rights in andorra

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Illegal

LGBT rights in riga

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Single Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

13.1

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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