Costs of travelling in Latvia

Latvia was our first country on our Asian Adventure. Riga was our springboard from Europe into Russia for the Trans Siberian.

  • we spent 4 days in Riga and each spent £117 / $172
  • this works out to a per person daily average of:  £29 / $42
  • the exchange rate was:  £1 = €1.2 / $1 = €1.28

This is the breakdown of our Latvia travel costs:

Latvia travel costs
Our Latvia travel costs based on 4 days in Riga

General notes

  • We stayed at the Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel paying £8 / $12 each a night for a dorm.
  • We thought we would “test” dorms and quickly learnt this is not for us.
  • Main cost was food but we always ate in cheap canteen like restaurants and did a lot of cooking in the hostel kitchen.
  • The “Other” included stocking up on miscellaneous items we forgot to buy in London like Sebastien’s creams
  • We did not include a heading for Visa as there is nothing to pay for Latvia for EU citizens.
  • We also didn't include our flight in from London with Ryanair (£58 pp).

Watch our Trans Siberian travel video and enjoy our time in RIga, Latvia and our train travel through Russia.


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