Latvia is part of Europe with capital at Riga. Official language is Latvian. Latvia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.
💱 Currencies Used
Latvia uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are very common in Latvia. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Latvia is on average 16.7 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Latvia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €8.10, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Bite, LMT or Tele2.
Latvia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Latvia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Latvia, dial +, then 371 (the country code for Latvia), then the area code and the local number.
For local calls within Latvia, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 6 .
Latvia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
🛣️ Road rules
In Latvia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways, 90 km/h (55 mph) on motorways and 90 km/h (55 mph) on expressways.