Warsaw is the capital city of Poland, located close to the center of the country, at the banks of the Vistula River. Warsaw was almost completely destroyed in World War II and the city's "Old Town" has been almost entirely rebuilt after the war. The city has a comprehensive selection of museums, the Polish National Opera, the Copernicus Science Centre and Warsaw also hosts a number of cultural events and film festivals throughout the summer. In Warsaw is also a comprehensive range of throwers, who are trying to give advertisements to the tourists for the fast food places all way up to the National Opera. The best way to deal with these throwers is, putting your hand in a stop position and to say "no thanks"."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Warsaw forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Warsaw is quite a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $42.26, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $117.81, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $44.07
- Hotel (3 stars): $56.69
- Hotel (4 stars): $63.35
- Hotel (5 stars): $108.82
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $4.35
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $7.42
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.03
- Meal, McDonalds: $5.08
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.17
Warsaw has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 71.8 (better than United states average 49.2)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 87.3 (better than United states average 71.2)
- Walking alone at night: 66.2 (better than United states average 42.9)
More information: Warsaw safety
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.