Harare (Zimbabwe)

Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe in the north of the country. The city's climate is a warm subtropical highland climate and the temperatures remain close to 20 C throughout the year, rainfall is greatest in December and January. The city is located about 1483 m above sea level. In former times the city was famous for its modern buildings, numerous parks, gardens and bustling commerce, but since then the economy of Zimbabwe decays into recession. The city's and Zimbabwe's main currency is the US dollar. Being outside in the dark or in quiet areas should be avoided, and anyway, you should pay considerable attention to safety, although because almost all of the guards and the police men are corrupt. At the presidential palace you should pay special attention, because it is restricted by law to be there after six in the evening and they will expect massive bribes from you, if you get caught.

Population: 1,606,000
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official languages: English, Ndebele, Shona
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 999 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Electric plugs: D, G
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: If a service charge is included, a tip is not expected. If it's not included, add 10% when the service is good.
Time in destination: Jan 18, 2021, 9:45:10 AM

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Weather Forecast


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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 69.8 79.3 60.4 11
February 69.3 78.4 60.1 9
March 68.5 79.2 58.1 8
April 65.8 77.5 54.1 3
May 61.0 74.1 47.8 0
June 56.7 70.5 43.0 0
July 56.1 70.5 41.9 0
August 59.9 74.7 45.3 0
September 65.5 80.2 50.9 0
October 69.4 82.8 56.1 4
November 70.2 81.3 59.0 8
December 69.6 79.2 60.3 13

More information: Harare forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Harare is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $79.33, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $240.22, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $66.37
  • Hotel (3 stars): $106.88
  • Hotel (4 stars): $220.58
  • Hotel (5 stars): $301.35
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $11.02
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $17.02
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.50
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.03
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.03

More information: Harare price level


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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 40.1 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 59.9 (weaker than United states average 69.5)
  • Walking alone at night: 32.6 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Harare 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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