What do I need to know before moving to Latvia?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Latvia, they said...
"Latvia is a small country in Northern Europe with a population of just over two million people. It has a temperate climate with cold winters and mild summers. The official language is Latvian, but many people also speak Russian. The currency is the Euro. Latvia is a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area, so EU citizens can move and work freely in the country. Healthcare is provided by the state and is free for all residents. The cost of living in Latvia is relatively low compared to other European countries. It is important to research the local laws and regulations before moving to Latvia," wrote a member who made the move to Latvia.
- What should I pack when moving to Latvia?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Latvia?
- Will I be able to find a job in Latvia?
- What is life like in Latvia?
- What do expats in Latvia appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Latvia?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Latvia accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Latvia like?
- What are healthcare services like in Latvia?
- What are medical services in Latvia like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Latvia?
- What are emergency services like in Latvia?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Latvia?
- How are local medical facilities in Latvia?
- As a foreigner living in Latvia, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do I need to know before moving to Latvia?If you live in Latvia, newcomers to Latvia would love to hear your answer to this question.