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||LVL 1||LVL 5||LVL 10||LVL 100||LVL 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 2.21||AUD 11.03||AUD 22.07||AUD 220.66||AUD 2,206.61|
|Canada||CAD 2.10||CAD 10.49||CAD 20.97||CAD 209.75||CAD 2,097.47|
|Ireland||EUR 1.42||EUR 7.11||EUR 14.23||EUR 142.28||EUR 1,422.77|
|New Zealand||NZD 2.40||NZD 12.00||NZD 23.99||NZD 239.91||NZD 2,399.13|
|South Africa||ZAR 24.59||ZAR 122.97||ZAR 245.95||ZAR 2,459.47||ZAR 24,594.72|
|United Kingdom||GBP 1.12||GBP 5.61||GBP 11.22||GBP 112.24||GBP 1,122.41|
|United States of America||USD 1.62||USD 8.10||USD 16.19||USD 161.92||USD 1,619.17|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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