Visit Riga - Best of Riga

The city of Riga is regarded a lot more than just as the capital of Latvia. Considered to be the powerhouse of the Baltics, Riga is the best place to begin seeing the Baltics. The charm of Riga is evident from its cobblestone streets and Art-Nouveau architecture to call its own.

Anytime of the year is good enough for Riga. As the seasons turn, it’s like Riga gets a new lease and uses it to its advantage. This fairy tale city, once called the Paris of the East has troves of treasures in store, waiting for you to seek them out.

Riga Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Riga tips for your visit

  • ­Riga is considered to be a safe city and you’re very unlikely to experience any trouble. However, you should exercise regular amount of caution and be aware of your belongings.
  • When you’re eating out, keep a tab on what you order so you don’t get overcharged for the food you eat. This is common especially in bars where you might be approached by a stranger and asked out for a friendly drink at a local watering hole. It’s a scam wherein the bill will amount of several hundred Lats. The US Embassy usually issues a list of bars and restaurants you should avoid so be sure to check that list and avoid those areas.

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Facts and Stats for Riga*

  • Pollution Statistics in Riga

    Know the pollution level of Riga before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 39.73 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 30.85 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.21 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25.48 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19 (Very Low)
  • Riga: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Riga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Riga.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.36 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.76 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 24.79 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.81 (High)
    • Car Stealing 32.48 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.77 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.66 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.92 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.28 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.26 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.65 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.29 (Moderate)
  • Living in Riga - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Riga is 140.64 (High)

    • Safety Index 61.92 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 39.97 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.02 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.67 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.13 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.68 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 55.58 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Riga

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Riga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.56 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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