Ankara (Turkey)

Ankara is Turkey's capital and second largest city in the central region. It is located 938 m above sea level. The city's climate is continental, the average temperatures are about 29 C in summer and -2 C in winter. The city has a dry season from July to September. The city was originally famous for its angora goats, cats and rabbits. Since historical times pears and muscat wine grapes are grown in the neighboring areas of the city. Also an exceptionally large number of students and foreigners is living in Ankara, what makes it a remarkably modern city.

Population: 5,150,072
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Turkish
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: At an inexpensive establishment a small tip (5% or so) is appreciated but not necessary. In midrange and high-end restaurants a 10-15% tip is normally expected.
Time in destination: Oct 24, 2019, 4:32:21 AM

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Weather Forecast

Thu
24.10

Clear sky

70°F

Fri
25.10

Fair

70°F

Sat
26.10

Clear sky

68°F

Sun
27.10

Clear sky

64°F

Mon
28.10

Clear sky

68°F

Tue
29.10

Clear sky

66°F

Wed
30.10

Clear sky

68°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 32.2 39.4 26.1 8
February 35.4 43.5 27.9 7
March 43.0 53.4 33.4 8
April 52.2 63.0 41.7 8
May 59.9 69.8 48.0 9
June 67.3 79.2 54.5 6
July 73.2 85.6 59.5 3
August 72.7 85.6 59.2 2
September 64.9 78.4 51.6 2
October 54.7 67.3 44.2 5
November 44.8 55.2 36.5 6
December 36.7 43.5 30.7 8

More information: Ankara forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Ankara is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $47.12, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $115.28, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $40.69
  • Hotel (3 stars): $58.13
  • Hotel (4 stars): $78.60
  • Hotel (5 stars): $88.88
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.24
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $5.80
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.56
  • Meal, McDonalds: $3.41
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $4.26

More information: Ankara price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Ankara destination map

Safety

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 59.9 (better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 77.0 (better than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 47.1 (better than United states average 41.1)

More information: Ankara 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