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The Low Down on Latvia Currency

Currency:

Euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:

cent

Currency sub unit symbol:

c

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2




The official currency of Latvia is the euro with 1 euro being divided into 100 cents.



Prior to the introduction of the euro, Latvia’s currency was Latvian lats. Lats were used in Latvia between 1922 and 2014.



There was only a two-week transition period in which lats and euros were both in circulation within Latvia.



The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.



What to spend your euros on**:

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    Local bottle of beer

    2.50 EUR *

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    1km taxi ride

    0.50 EUR *

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    Affordable meal

    7 EUR *

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    Entry to Riga zoo

    6 EUR *

  • *

    Bottle of wine

    6 EUR *

How many Euros will I need?**

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Must-sees in Latvia

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  • Riga
  • Riga is possibly the most vibrant city in the Baltic region, boasting a smattering of stunning art and architectural attractions. The old town is a historic and cultural highlight - and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • Sigulda
  • Possibly Latvia’s biggest tourist attraction, the Sigulda region boasts medieval castles, incredible natural sights and friendly locals; get chatting to them you and you might even be taken to some local hidden spots!
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  • Jūrmala
  • Jūrmala is one of Latvia’s most popular resort towns. Enjoy relaxing beach walks, exploring the local fishing villages and hiking through nature parks and forests nearby to view some local wildlife.

Buying Euro online is easy

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  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euro Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to Latvia Currency

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  • What credit cards are accepted in Latvia?

    Most credit cards are widely0accepted in Latvia with VISA™ and MasterCard™ being widely accepted in most outlets. American Express and Diners are less widely accepted.

  • What currency is used in Riga?

    In Riga, the capital of Latvia, they use the euro as in the rest of Latvia.

    The symbol used for the euro is €, its code is EUR

  • What was the former currency of Latvia?

    Prior to the euro, the official currency of Latvia was the Latvian lat.

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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