A perfect blend of Eastern European charm, innovation and progress and an affordable lifestyle that isn’t rushed like many Western European countries. Latvia is developing rapidly and becoming a place where many expats find a new life and opportunities.
Latvia has made an impressive recovery from the financial crisis; unemployment numbers have dropped dramatically and the average Latvian salary has doubled since the country joined the EU in 2013. Agriculture, forestry, chemicals and logistics are the four main industries in Latvia and Latvian high-tech innovations are appreciated all over the world.
More than a third of the country is covered with forests and although forestry is an important part of the Latvian economy, 20% of the country is protected. Latvia is also home to many rivers, lakes and beaches and with so many beautiful natural escapes around there are also plenty of ways to enjoy your surroundings in your spare time.
A third of the 2 million Latvians live in the capital city Riga, where renting an apartment near work is still possible and the public transport is well organised. It is one of the most promising cities in the Baltic region and a great choice for immigrants to start a new, comfortable life.