Porto (Portugal)

Porto is a metropolis in the north of Portugal, located along the estuary of Douro River at the Atlantic coast. The city's climate is typical Mediterranean, the average temperatures are 25 C in summer and 5 C in winter. Rain falls in this area mainly in the winter. Porto is an important trading port. The city center is mostly made of granite and hills slopes. The city is mostly famous for port wine, although it has many historical buildings, churches and museums.

Population: 237,584
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Portuguese
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is customary to tip 10% for good service.
Time in destination: Sep 17, 2019, 5:09:01 AM

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Weather Forecast

Tue
17.09

Partly cloudy

70°F

Wed
18.09

Fair

73°F

Thu
19.09

Partly cloudy

70°F

Fri
20.09

Fair

70°F

Sat
21.09

Heavy rain showers

68°F

Sun
22.09

Partly cloudy

66°F

Mon
23.09

Partly cloudy

72°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 48.7 56.3 41.2 14
February 50.2 57.7 42.6 13
March 52.7 61.2 44.2 11
April 55.2 63.5 46.9 10
May 59.2 67.3 51.1 9
June 64.6 72.9 56.3 6
July 67.8 76.5 59.0 2
August 67.6 77.0 58.3 3
September 66.2 75.2 57.0 6
October 61.2 69.6 52.5 10
November 54.1 62.1 46.2 12
December 49.8 57.0 42.6 12

More information: Porto forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $43.43, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $138.65, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $43.79
  • Hotel (3 stars): $51.86
  • Hotel (4 stars): $81.53
  • Hotel (5 stars): $155.57
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $6.18
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $8.77
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.65
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.62
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $8.82

More information: Porto price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Porto destination map

Safety

Porto has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 60.8 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 82.2 (better than United states average 70.3)
  • Walking alone at night: 55.7 (better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Porto 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