Macau is a major city in southeastern China, near Hong Kong. Initially the founded by the Portuguese, Macau has shifted towards China untill the 2000s. The city's most famous attractions are its historical center, which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as its new center, which is occupied by casinos. Macau has more casinos than any other place in the world and their rate of return exceeds 7 times higher than the annual return of all the casinos in Las Vegas together. In addition to the casinos, the city also has a lot of historic buildings. This unique mixture of Chinese and Western churches, temples and other old buildings is worth experiencing. Also the shopping opportunities are very good.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Macau forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Macau is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $45.43, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $158.37, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $85.86
- Hotel (3 stars): $57.69
- Hotel (4 stars): $109.56
- Hotel (5 stars): $229.27
Macau has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 70.2 (better than United states average 48.8)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 83.9 (better than United states average 68.9)
- Walking alone at night: 67.9 (better than United states average 41.2)
More information: Macau 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.