As in many other European cities, the demand for reasonably priced accommodation options is very high, and therefore student housing facilities are limited. At the same time, the city’s private rental market is considerably cheaper than that in other European cities, and therefore is rather appealing to international students studying at RSU.
In general, upon their arrival in Riga, students choose to stay in hotels or hostels, and only then do they start looking for long-term accommodation options.
Renting an apartment in Riga is cheaper, if you are willing to share: the average costs per person will be lower if you are, for example, five students renting a five-room flat, rather than renting a one room flat on your own. The price also depends on the quality of the flat and the area, but the average price for a one room apartment is EUR 250.00 or higher. If you are thinking about renting a flat, please keep in mind that the utility costs can be quite high, starting from EUR 70.00 in summer up to EUR 200.00 in winter. These costs include water, electricity, central heating in winter, etc.