Moving to Latvia
Are you planning on moving to Latvia? This has become an increasingly popular destination for expats. It offers a combination of unspoilt natural countryside, a low cost of living and a high quality of life.
The capital city, Riga is a UNESCO world heritage site; it has a mixture of medieval buildings and modern glass skyscrapers, offers good shopping facilities, a cosmopolitan nightlife and many excellent bars and restaurants.
The official language is Latvian but English is widely understood in business. However, expats living in Latvia will benefit from learning some basics of the language. Healthcare is free but expats would be wise to arrange some private international insurance, as public healthcare falls short of what is available in England. This is especially important if you are moving a young family to the country.
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Latvia
The cost of living in Latvia is low and there are no restrictions on property investment, First time buyers should be cautious because of the high level of corruption when it comes to purchasing property.
It would be advisable to employ a reputable English-speaking lawyer to handle the conveyance. There is a wide choice of property available in Latvia but most expats still choose to rent an apartment or house, at least until they become familiar with the country.
The following site has a selection of properties to rent or buy: http://www.realtor.com/international/latvia?source=web
Schools if moving to Latvia
The standard of Education is Latvia is generally fairly low. Most expats will choose to send their children to an international school in Riga. Here is a list of English speaking schools in Riga: http://www.eslbase.com/schools/latvia
Local Information if moving to Latvia
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.fm.gov.lv/en/s/taxes/
Travel if moving to Latvia
Travelling around Latvia is easy, safe and affordable and expats living in cities such as Riga with have little need for a car. Public transport in Riga consists of nine tramlines, 19 trolleybus routes and 54 bus routes, making it easy to travel around the city.
Riga International Airport has frequent flights to Oslo, Helsinki, Paris, Warsaw, Berlin and many other destinations.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Latvia
The Latvian Lat was replaced by the Euro on January 1, 2014. The Lat is now no longer accepted as legal tender. When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound
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