The official currency is the Euro (EUR). Most hotels and restaurants in Riga accept credit cards, but outside of the capital credit cards are not widely accepted and credit card fraud can be a problem at smaller institutions. Foreign currency can be exchanged at any bank, at money change kiosks and at some hotels. Note that an extra fee will be charged to exchange US dollars that are torn or marked in any way. Most banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. ATMs are available in the larger cities.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Latvia||EUR 1||EUR 5||EUR 10||EUR 100||EUR 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.60||AUD 8.02||AUD 16.04||AUD 160.44||AUD 1,604.37|
|Canada||CAD 1.51||CAD 7.56||CAD 15.11||CAD 151.10||CAD 1,511.03|
|Ireland||EUR 1.00||EUR 5.00||EUR 10.00||EUR 100.00||EUR 1,000.00|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.67||NZD 8.35||NZD 16.70||NZD 167.03||NZD 1,670.30|
|South Africa||ZAR 16.16||ZAR 80.80||ZAR 161.60||ZAR 1,615.98||ZAR 16,159.85|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.86||GBP 4.30||GBP 8.60||GBP 86.03||GBP 860.28|
|United States of America||USD 1.14||USD 5.68||USD 11.37||USD 113.69||USD 1,136.88|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.