Baku (Azerbaijan)

Baku is the capital of the Azerbaijan, located in the eastern part of the country, along the Caspian Sea. The climate is temperate semi-Arid, so the summers are warm (25 C) and dry and the winters are mild (+5 C), but sometimes rainy. In the historic center of the city there are numerous medieval buildings, including the world famous Palace of the Shirvan Shahsn and the strangely shaped Guz Qalasi Tower. The city also has a few good sandy beach, the old still open spa complex and a good chance to take a boat cruise on the Caspian Sea.

Population: 2,122,300
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Azerbaijani
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Azerbaijani manat (AZN)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Time in destination: Nov 13, 2019, 7:11:46 PM

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Weather Forecast

Wed
13.11

Cloudy

57°F

Thu
14.11

Partly cloudy

55°F

Fri
15.11

Cloudy

50°F

Sat
16.11

Partly cloudy

50°F

Sun
17.11

Partly cloudy

54°F

Mon
18.11

Fair

54°F

Tue
19.11

Fair

54°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 39.6 43.9 35.8 8
February 39.2 43.3 35.6 8
March 43.3 49.6 39.6 7
April 54.1 61.5 48.9 7
May 64.4 71.8 58.8 6
June 73.0 81.1 67.5 4
July 79.5 87.1 72.0 3
August 78.1 85.5 73.2 3
September 71.2 78.1 66.9 6
October 60.8 67.3 56.5 8
November 51.4 74.3 47.8 9
December 43.9 49.5 40.6 9

More information: Baku forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Baku is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $31.41, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $98.51, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $37.12
  • Hotel (3 stars): $78.24
  • Hotel (4 stars): $73.27
  • Hotel (5 stars): $111.96
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $2.75
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $4.52
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $0.88
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.69
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $5.86

More information: Baku price level

Safety

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 69.4 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 83.5 (better than United states average 69.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 65.9 (better than United states average 40.8)

More information: Baku safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos 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: Without special contracts 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. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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