Port elizabeth (South africa)

Port Elizabeth is one of the largest South African cities, located in the southern part of the country at shore of the Indian Ocean. The city's climate is subtropical and warm throughout the year, the average temperature moves between 20 and 35 C, although in July and June temperatures can fall to close zero at night. Rain falls on an average of 6 days per month, evenly throughout the year. About half of the region's population is Caucasian. The city has some great museums as well as a large marine aquarium. The main attraction are a number of good sandy beaches, dive spots, golf courses, some private wildlife parks as well as the southern hemisphere's largest coast dune field. The city is also quite safe for Africans standards, but general caution should still be followed.

Population: 312,392
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official languages: Afrikaans, English, Swati, Xhosa, Zulu
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 10111 (poliisi), 10177 (ambulanssi), 10177 (palokunta)
Electric plugs: C, F, M, N
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: 10% - 15% is the expected tipping range.
Time in destination: Oct 30, 2020, 7:01:37 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 76.8 82.9 70.5 18
February 76.6 83.1 70.3 14
March 77.4 83.8 70.7 14
April 78.6 85.1 72.0 12
May 80.2 86.2 74.1 14
June 81.1 86.4 75.7 17
July 81.0 86.4 75.7 20
August 81.0 86.9 75.2 20
September 80.6 87.3 73.9 19
October 80.1 86.9 73.4 19
November 79.3 85.8 72.9 17
December 77.7 84.0 71.4 17

More information: Port elizabeth forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Port elizabeth is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $47.57, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $134.33, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $43.23
  • Hotel (3 stars): $57.09
  • Hotel (4 stars): $75.77
  • Hotel (5 stars): $122.33
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $4.90
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $8.59
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.83
  • Meal, McDonalds: $3.66
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $7.33

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Port elizabeth has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 23.7 (weaker than United states average 48.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 45.5 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 15.0 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Port elizabeth 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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