Riga is overall safe to travel to, the crime rates are relatively low, and even pickpockets are not that common. However, it is advised that you remain vigilant at all times, especially on the streets.
How dangerous is Riga?
Overall Riga is a fairly low crime city compared to other European Union capitals. In the Old Town area with its nightlife, markets and festivals can become crowded on the weekends with tourists and its popularity as a great spot for stag parties.
Is Latvia dangerous to visit?
Latvia is a safe country. Crime levels in Latvia are relatively small. The murder rate is on par with the USA. However, crime is spread much more evenly in Latvia than in the West, meaning there is no division into “dangerous ghettos” and “suburbs where nothing bad ever happens”.
Which is better Riga or Vilnius?
Riga is by far the largest of the three cities – it is a slightly imposing, cosmopolitan city that has much more to offer than its toursity old town. Vilnius is smaller than Riga, has a nice (large) old town and lacks the polished charm of the other two cities. Vilnius feels nice in some areas but run down in others.
Is food expensive in Latvia?
While meal prices in Latvia can vary, the average cost of food in Latvia is €27 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Latvia should cost around €11 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.