Cairo (Egypt)

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East, located at the delta of the Nile River in the north of the country. Cairo is famous for its numerous historical sites and its almost completely preserved medieval Islamic Old Town. The city is also a very popular place to access the Giza Pyramids and it is located near the Saqqara pyramid complex, which is the first stepped Egyptian pyramid. Cairo's Egyptian Museum is also almost a mandatory stopover. There are numerous artifacts and historical objects, as well as the tombs of the ancient rulers of the pyramids. Within the town there are also a few parks, and animal parks, although it is not recommended to visit these animal parks, because of the bad treatment of the animals.

Population: 10,230,350
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Arabic
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 122 (poliisi), 123 (ambulanssi), 180 (palokunta)
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service charge is usually included in the bill, but it is common practice to tip 10% on top of that.
Time in destination: Oct 14, 2019, 2:34:47 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
14.10

Clear sky

91°F

Tue
15.10

Clear sky

93°F

Wed
16.10

Clear sky

93°F

Thu
17.10

Clear sky

91°F

Fri
18.10

Clear sky

90°F

Sat
19.10

Clear sky

90°F

Sun
20.10

Fair

88°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 66.2 50.0 1
February - 69.8 51.8 1
March - 75.2 55.4 0
April - 82.4 60.8 0
May - 89.6 66.2 0
June - 93.2 71.6 0
July - 95.0 75.2 0
August - 95.0 75.2 0
September - 91.4 73.4 0
October - 84.2 68.0 0
November - 77.0 60.8 0
December - 69.8 53.6 0

More information: Cairo forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Cairo is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $27.94, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $58.14, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $23.08
  • Hotel (3 stars): $41.82
  • Hotel (4 stars): $72.09
  • Hotel (5 stars): $135.01
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $1.14
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $1.91
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.84
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.60
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.69

More information: Cairo price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Cairo destination map

Safety

Cairo has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 49.5 (a little better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 73.3 (a little better than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 49.9 (better than United states average 41.0)

More information: Cairo safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In South Africa the traffic is mainly left-handed. In North Africa the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: A rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car.

More information: Car rental Africa