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.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Porto forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Porto is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $46.53, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $148.55, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $46.92
- Hotel (3 stars): $55.56
- Hotel (4 stars): $87.35
- Hotel (5 stars): $166.68
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $9.40
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $14.95
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.36
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.09
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $9.46
Porto has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 63.7 (better than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 81.3 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 56.3 (better than United states average 41.8)
More information: Porto 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.