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Pros and Cons of Living in Latvia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 24, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Latvia include its beautiful natural scenery, its vibrant culture, and its low cost of living. Latvia also offers excellent educational opportunities and a high quality of life. On the other hand, the cons of living in Latvia include its cold climate, its language barrier, and its limited job opportunities. Additionally, the country has a high rate of poverty and a lack of economic development.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Latvia?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Latvia responded:

"Expats and digital nomads in Latvia appreciate the country's low cost of living, which allows them to stretch their budget further. They also enjoy the country's natural beauty, with its forests, lakes, and rivers. Additionally, they appreciate the fact that Latvia is a safe and secure country with a low crime rate. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads find the language barrier to be a challenge, as Latvian is not widely spoken outside of the country. Additionally, the winter months can be quite cold and dark, which can be difficult to adjust to," said one expat in Latvia.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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