Riga

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Riga

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is a sophisticated and quiet city. Many consider it as the jewel of the Baltic countries, as it is the largest metropolis in the area. It has a perfect combination of historical and modern traditions. Its old town retains its medieval style although it was rebuilt in the '90s.

Riga is an ideal city to go on Erasmus if you want to learn about a culture from Northern Europe. There are several places that you will be able to enjoy, and it is that the artistic capacity of its inhabitants stands out in various subjects, such as painting, dance, literature and design. Likewise, you will be able to be in contact with nature, since the city has a port and the country has a large number of forests and natural sites.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Riga? There is a great variety on offer, both apartments and rooms. However, we recommend that you take into account the information and tips given below to find the ideal accommodation for you in this Latvian city.

Student apartments for rent in Riga

In the Latvian capital, you will find both studio flats and apartments with more rooms to share. Pay attention to the characteristics that each one includes since they tend to be different in all cases. Of course, most of them usually include some basics such as refrigerator, heating, washing machine, oven and microwave. In the Erasmus Play comparison site, you will be able to see all the characteristics that each one includes, apply filters between the floors that have those that are important to you.

As for the price, a studio apartment in Riga has a monthly cost that goes from € 250 per month onwards. The average is approximately € 350. On the other hand, apartments with two rooms in central neighbourhoods have a price that goes from € 530 onwards, with an average of € 800 per month.

Student room for rent in Riga

In the room offers you will find both private and shared rooms, but most of them have a wardrobe and desk for each person. When looking for your room, you also have to pay attention to the characteristics of the apartment in which it is located, such as whether the bathroom is shared or private, whether it has a living room or living area, etc.

The price of a private room in a shared flat goes from € 220 onwards, with an average of € 300 per month. As for shared rooms, the average price per person is € 180 per month.

Student accommodation in Riga

In Riga you will find a wide variety of accommodation available for students, both full flats, private and shared rooms. Here are some of the areas most chosen by international students to live during their course or Erasmus:

Apartments for rent in Vecrīga, the historic centre of Riga

This area encompasses the old part of the city, which has many places of interest to visit, restaurants and bars. Therefore, it is one of the most chosen neighbourhoods by students to live. A two-room apartment in the historic centre of Riga has an average price of € 530 per month.

Apartments in the Āgenskalns neighbourhood

This neighbourhood is located on the other side of the Daugava river from the historic centre and has several parks and green areas to enjoy. A studio apartment in this area has a price ranging from € 400 and can go up to € 460, approximately.

Rooms for rent in the Centrs

Centrs is the central district of Riga, which is located around the old town. It also has different bars, clubs, restaurants and places of interest for students, making it a good place to live. A room in a shared apartment in Centrs has a cost that goes from € 220 per month onwards.

Erasmus accommodation near the Riga universities

Erasmus students prefer to live near the Universities to save daily time travelling. The following are some of the institutions most chosen by international students:

University of Latvia

This university, founded in 1919, has faculties located in different buildings, almost all located in the centre of Riga. Besides Centrs and Vecrīga, other neighbourhoods that you can choose to live near the University of Latvia are Avoti or Skanste.

Riga Polytechnic University

This institution is the oldest in the city, founded in 1862. Its campus is located on the island of Ķīpsala, one of those that make up the city of Riga, and another of its buildings is located in the old town. For this reason, two of the most convenient neighbourhoods to live nearby are Centrs and Vecrīga, which have good public transport connections.

Riga Medical University

This institution also has different buildings spread throughout the city. Some of them are located in the centre or historic centre, and others are near neighbourhoods such as Dzirciems or Āgenskalns.

University residence in Riga

There are different residences in the capital of Latvia, located both in central and more remote neighbourhoods. The price depends on the characteristics of the accommodation you choose. As a reference, a private room has an average cost of € 300 per month and a shared room goes from € 190 onwards.

Frequently asked questions about Riga

How much does a room in a shared apartment cost in Riga?
The monthly cost depends on whether it is a private or shared room. The first option starts at € 220 per month, the average being € 300. For its part, shared rooms in Riga have an average cost of € 180 per person.
How to find cheap accommodation in Riga?
We recommend that you enter the Erasmus Play search engine, where you will be able to compare the offer of verified apartments and rooms from different platforms and websites. Filter by the characteristics and prices and, when you find the ideal one for you, book 100% online and securely.
What are the best areas to live in Riga if you are a student?
Most of the international students who move to the Latvian city choose to live in central neighbourhoods close to the universities. Some of them are Centrs, Vecrīga, Āgenskalns and Avoti.
How much does it cost to live in Riga for a student?
This city does not have a high cost of living, although it depends on the lifestyle you choose and the accommodation. With a room in a shared apartment, adding food and leisure, the monthly budget is usually between € 450-500.
Why study in Riga?
The Latvian capital is quiet, but it has a good intellectual environment for students. In addition to bars and restaurants, you will be able to enjoy the varied cultural offer that exists in the city. Also, you can easily travel to other cities and countries that are nearby.

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