Giza (Egypt)

Giza is a big city in Egypt, located at the shore of the Nile River, about 20 km southwest of Cairo. The city's most famous attractions are the three pyramids on the Giza plateau, the Sphinx, as well as a number of other pyramids, and the ancient royal tombs and temples. The Giza pyramid is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The region also offers camel and horse riding tours for tourists, although the treatment of the animals should be examined carefully before tour departure.

Population: 3,628,062
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
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: Dec 15, 2019, 4:59:35 PM

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Weather Forecast

Sun
15.12

Partly cloudy

61°F

Mon
16.12

Partly cloudy

68°F

Tue
17.12

Fair

70°F

Wed
18.12

Clear sky

72°F

Thu
19.12

Clear sky

73°F

Fri
20.12

Clear sky

73°F

Sat
21.12

Partly cloudy

72°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: Giza forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Giza is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $31.31, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $84.44, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $53.83
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $1.15
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $1.93
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.87
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.67
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.43

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Safety

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 47.8 (a little weaker than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 63.0 (weaker than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 51.5 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Giza 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.

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