Brussels (Belgium)

Brussels is the capital of Belgium, located in the central region. The city is the location of EU's many institutions and also NATO's headquartercity in Europe. Brussels climate is mediterranean due to the many swamps that surround the city and the short distance to Atlantic Ocean. Summer temperatures are usually around +20 C and in winter there might be couple minus celsius degress. Rainfalls are quite even, though from December to February rains mostly come as snow. The city is known as the unofficial capital of the European Union, but also from the notable amount of historical buildings, especially in the Large centre square. There are also many museums and art galleries and quite lively nightlife in the city.

Population: 1,139,000
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official languages: Dutch, French, German
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are not expected to tip. If the service has been particularly good, you can round up the bill.
Time in destination: Oct 14, 2019, 4:08:34 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
14.10

Partly cloudy

70°F

Tue
15.10

Rain

61°F

Wed
16.10

Light rain

61°F

Thu
17.10

Light rain showers

61°F

Fri
18.10

Partly cloudy

61°F

Sat
19.10

Light rain

59°F

Sun
20.10

Light rain showers

55°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 37.8 42.1 33.3 13
February 38.5 43.5 33.1 10
March 43.5 49.8 37.2 13
April 48.0 55.6 40.6 10
May 55.6 63.9 48.0 11
June 60.1 68.0 52.7 11
July 64.0 72.3 56.5 9
August 64.0 72.5 56.1 8
September 58.3 65.7 51.4 9
October 51.4 57.9 45.7 10
November 43.5 48.4 38.7 12
December 39.6 43.7 35.4 13

More information: Brussels forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Brussels is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $64.63, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $268.51, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $63.45
  • Hotel (3 stars): $96.54
  • Hotel (4 stars): $137.74
  • Hotel (5 stars): $194.19
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.63
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.67
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.42
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.83
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.56

More information: Brussels price level

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Destination map in full scale: Brussels destination map

Safety

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 50.1 (a little better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.0 (a little better than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 40.1 (a little weaker than United states average 41.1)

More information: Brussels safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe