Monaco (Monaco)

Monaco is the second smallest independent state in the French Riviera, on the Mediterranean Sea. The area is famous as a tax haven and although it does not formally belong to the European Union, Monaco's currency is the euro and it follows the EU limit and the travel laws. Due to the freedom from taxes, the mild climate and the very beautiful shoreline the city-state has been the favorite residence of the rich and famous for a long time. Over the past twenty years major international banks have also started to spread out in the area. Shopping is remarkably expensive in Monaco, but almost all well-known fashion brands are present here. Accommodation is also expensive, but among the dinning possiblities are also cheaper alternatives, especially close to the beach.

Population: 36,371
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: French
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, D, E, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service charge is usually included. If it is not included tipping 15% is customary.
Time in destination: Jan 25, 2021, 8:44:34 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 48.6 55.2 41.7 6
February 49.3 56.1 42.6 5
March 52.3 58.8 45.7 5
April 55.6 61.7 49.5 7
May 62.2 68.2 56.3 5
June 68.4 74.5 62.1 4
July 73.6 79.9 67.3 2
August 74.3 81.0 67.8 2
September 69.3 75.7 62.6 4
October 62.4 69.1 55.8 7
November 54.3 61.3 47.7 6
December 49.8 56.8 43.0 6

More information: Monaco forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Monaco is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $100.41, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $432.98, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $78.75
  • Hotel (3 stars): $104.97
  • Hotel (4 stars): $128.28
  • Hotel (5 stars): $364.64
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $8.62
  • Meal, McDonalds: $12.16
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $33.43

More information: Monaco price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Monaco destination map


Monaco has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 79.7 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 87.9 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 85.0 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Monaco 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