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.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Baku forecast and weather conditions monthly
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.
- 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
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
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.