Goa (India)

Goa is a small county in the West India, located at the Arabian Sea. The area used to belong to Portugal and was returned to India in 1961 and due to this past it differs substantially from the rest of India. The main religion in Goa is Hinduism with 65%, in addition Catholicism with 24%, and the region also has a very small Muslim population. Goa's climate is tropical and the annual average temperature is about 26 C during the rainy season from June to October. Goa is a very popular beach resort and particularly popular among hippies. The county is also exceptionally clean and safe in comparison to the rest of India. There are also numerous churches, temples, art galleries and museums, as well as the normal beach activities, like swimming and kitesurfing. The entire coastline of the province consists of sandy beaches, so in spite of the number of people, good beaches are easy to find.

Population: 1,817,000
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official languages: English, Hindi
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 100 (poliisi), 102 (ambulanssi), 101 (palokunta)
Currency: Indian rupee (INR)
Electric plugs: C, D, M
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Most restaurants include a service charge on your bill, otherwise a 5 to 10% tip is appreciated.
Time in destination: Dec 6, 2019, 12:55:29 AM

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Weather Forecast

Fri
06.12

Clear sky

90°F

Sat
07.12

Clear sky

90°F

Sun
08.12

Clear sky

88°F

Mon
09.12

Fair

88°F

Tue
10.12

Clear sky

88°F

Wed
11.12

Fair

88°F

Thu
12.12

Clear sky

86°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 78.8 89.6 67.8 0
February 79.3 89.1 69.3 0
March 81.9 90.0 73.8 0
April 84.7 91.6 77.9 0
May 86.0 92.1 79.7 3
June 81.7 86.5 76.6 24
July 80.1 84.4 75.7 28
August 79.5 83.7 75.2 27
September 80.4 85.6 75.2 14
October 82.2 89.2 75.0 6
November 81.7 91.2 72.0 3
December 80.4 90.9 69.8 0

More information: Goa forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Goa is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $31.82, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $92.13, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $39.64
  • Hotel (3 stars): $54.63
  • Hotel (4 stars): $100.66
  • Hotel (5 stars): $187.31
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $1.70
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $2.69
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.82
  • Meal, McDonalds: $3.50
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $2.09

More information: Goa price level

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Safety

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 52.4 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 75.1 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 49.2 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Goa 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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