Mumbai (India)

Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is a big city at India's west coast, located at the shore of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai is the city with the largest population in India. In Mumbai are also the "Bollywood" film industry, and the country's largest slums. During the colonial time the British built the beautiful St. George's Fortress, which is still one of the main attractions of the region, including The India Gate, the Prince of Wales Museum, the University of Mumbai, and the Supreme Court, as well as the Taj Mahal hotel. Within the city there are also a few smaller sandy beaches, but the water is very polluted and swimming is not recommended. The city also has numerous temples and small parks. Female travelers should remember the general caution, and if something happens, you should always raise the biggest possible fuss about the matter, because then the troublemaker will probably go away and worse will be prevented."

Population: 12,478,447
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
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 9, 2019, 3:23:15 PM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
09.12

Cloudy

88°F

Tue
10.12

Clear sky

90°F

Wed
11.12

Clear sky

90°F

Thu
12.12

Clear sky

86°F

Fri
13.12

Fair

82°F

Sat
14.12

Clear sky

84°F

Sun
15.12

Partly cloudy

86°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 76.1 85.3 66.7 0
February 76.6 85.3 68.0 0
March 80.4 88.0 72.7 0
April 83.7 90.1 77.0 0
May 86.4 92.1 80.6 0
June 84.6 89.6 79.3 17
July 81.9 86.2 77.5 24
August 81.1 85.3 76.8 25
September 81.9 86.9 76.8 15
October 83.7 90.5 76.6 4
November 82.4 91.2 73.4 1
December 79.3 88.9 69.6 0

More information: Mumbai forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Mumbai is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $30.21, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $99.04, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $46.14
  • Hotel (3 stars): $63.32
  • Hotel (4 stars): $94.54
  • Hotel (5 stars): $157.60
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $1.75
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $2.81
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.83
  • Meal, McDonalds: $3.52
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $2.11

More information: Mumbai price level

Safety

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 57.7 (better than United states average 48.8)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 75.8 (better than United states average 68.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 57.3 (better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Mumbai 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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