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 2.05||AUD 10.23||AUD 20.47||AUD 204.65||AUD 2,046.54|
|Canada||CAD 1.99||CAD 9.96||CAD 19.91||CAD 199.14||CAD 1,991.41|
|Ireland||EUR 1.42||EUR 7.11||EUR 14.23||EUR 142.30||EUR 1,422.96|
|New Zealand||NZD 2.15||NZD 10.75||NZD 21.50||NZD 215.05||NZD 2,150.47|
|South Africa||ZAR 20.60||ZAR 103.02||ZAR 206.03||ZAR 2,060.34||ZAR 20,603.40|
|United Kingdom||GBP 1.24||GBP 6.20||GBP 12.39||GBP 123.92||GBP 1,239.19|
|United States of America||USD 1.51||USD 7.53||USD 15.06||USD 150.63||USD 1,506.25|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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