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 2.08||AUD 10.42||AUD 20.83||AUD 208.32||AUD 2,083.20|
|Canada||CAD 2.05||CAD 10.26||CAD 20.51||CAD 205.14||CAD 2,051.38|
|Ireland||EUR 1.42||EUR 7.11||EUR 14.23||EUR 142.28||EUR 1,422.84|
|New Zealand||NZD 2.16||NZD 10.82||NZD 21.65||NZD 216.47||NZD 2,164.65|
|South Africa||ZAR 22.65||ZAR 113.24||ZAR 226.48||ZAR 2,264.76||ZAR 22,647.63|
|United Kingdom||GBP 1.19||GBP 5.96||GBP 11.91||GBP 119.12||GBP 1,191.22|
|United States of America||USD 1.59||USD 7.95||USD 15.91||USD 159.08||USD 1,590.84|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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