Latvia is a very safe country to travel, whether you’re a solo woman, traveling with friends, as a family or as a couple. There are a few things to know before you go, from petty crime to scams and stag party safety, here’s what you need to know before you go to Latvia.
How dangerous is Latvia?
Warnings and dangers
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”.
Is Latvia safe for tourists?
Latvia 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.
Is Latvia a poor country?
Latvia is the fourth poorest EU state in terms of GDP per capita. According to Eurostat data from 2015 (published in March 2017), the quality of life in Latvia is just 64% of the European average. Latvia is the fourth poorest EU country according to Eurostat.
Is Latvia safe place to live?
Latvia has a relatively moderate to low crime rate. For instance, the country has a very low homicide rate of 3.4 per 100,000 people. Most crimes committed are non-violent crimes of opportunity, such as burglaries, pick-pocketing and credit card fraud. The prison population per 100,000 people is 239.
Is Latvia 3rd world?
To put it simply – for us Latvia is the “first country”, the above countries of the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland are the “second countries” – we are connected to them with special contractual relationships, and all the others are the “third countries”.
Is Latvia expensive to visit?
Compared to some other European countries we have visited, Latvia is a little cheaper, however, it is more expensive than Latin America. We keep tabs on our travel costs for different countries as we roam the world. Check our travel costs by country list and see how much your next trip may cost.
Can you drink tap water in Latvia?
The answer is yes. It”s actually very easy to consume plenty of water in Riga Erdalitis, as it is a beautiful place with a long and beautiful history. If you want to learn how to drink more water, you just need to know how to find the right source.
Is Latvia poorer than India?
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.