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Welcome to Our Community of Expats in Riga

Sveiki and welcome to Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014. Our InterNations Community aims to support you as you make your way in this art nouveau-filled city and establish your new life as an expat. You have access to a comprehensive online library of advice, guides and insider tips answering questions such as "how do I acquire a visa?" and "which districts would be best for me?". We also invite you to be an active member of our forum where you'll find expats living in Riga ready to share their knowledge and experiences with you and address any other concerns you may have. From questions about the national cuisine to which museums have the best English language exhibits, InterNations is invaluable when relocating to Riga.

A visit of our community for Vienna Expats is recommend if other InterNations chapters across Eastern Europe are of interest for you. Or your next business trip takes you to our Expat Dakar chapter…

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Riga Events for Expatriates

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Life in Riga, the City of Culture

Those hoping to escape the chilly Latvian winters will find plenty to fill their time in the numerous museums. Navigation, film, porcelain, foreign art, war, motor, railways, and aviation are just some of the specialist museums and galleries waiting to be explored. When the weather warms up again, you can look forward to a visit to the open air museum of over 100 buildings depicting Latvia's districts and history.

Sports fans will find that basketball, hockey, and football are popular in Riga with a particularly successful national basketball team to follow. In the summer, the numerous parks, lakes, and of course the river provide beautiful backdrops to your time in the city.

As a key financial and economic center, Riga has a busy job market that is responsible for over 50% of Latvia's GDP. Main industries include exporting of wood, manufacturing, IT, pharmaceuticals and transport, while tourism is also a fast growing industry. Future growth looks promising, English is widely spoken in the business world, and expats with the right experience should find interesting opportunities.

Socializing and Networking with InterNations Groups

When you settle in Riga, our InterNations Groups and Official Events will afford you the opportunities to meet, network and socialize with other expats. Building a circle of friends is an important part of relocation and we encourage you to consider joining one of our groups and share your interests in arts and culture as well as fine dining. You'd like to find other expats in Riga who share your hobbies? Then feel free to create your own group for book lovers, hiking enthusiasts, etc. We know that relocation is both daunting and exciting and with InterNations you have support and reassurance as you build your new life in Riga.

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