Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan, located in the north-east. The city's climate is very close to the Mediterranean climate, so the summers are hot (+25 C) and dry and the winters mild (-5 C), but rainy. Between December and February rains come often as snow. The city is by the old Silk Road, though the old town is mainly destroyed in the earthquake that took place in 1966 and the city has since been re-built with the Soviet style. In recent years, the city has sought to improve and the area have been fulfilled with hotels, new roads, parks and shopping malls. The only thing missing in the area are tourists. Tashkent is a reasonably safe city, although anything that could be read as insulting the local leadership should be avoided, as well as moving during the night and near large crowds, or anything referring to an incident.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Tashkent forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Tashkent is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $61.78, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $110.95, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Basic hotel: $55.53
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $1.59
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $2.57
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.00
- Meal, McDonalds: $2.79
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.99
Tashkent has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 72.7 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 83.8 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 69.8 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Tashkent 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.