Belfast (United kingdom)
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland at the estuary of Lagan River in the east coast region. The city has a temperate climate, i.a. the temperature remains mainly the same throughout the year (13 C) and also rainfall is constantly heavy all year. The city is now an emerging tourist destination and new shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs open almost every day. The city is also slowly repairing the historic center and after its problems of the 1990s, it has developed into one of the safest cities of the British Isles.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Belfast forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Belfast is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $64.79, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $251.81, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $55.50
- Hotel (3 stars): $108.30
- Hotel (4 stars): $131.91
- Hotel (5 stars): $199.94
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.92
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.27
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.07
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.21
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.42
Belfast has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 60.1 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 83.1 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 51.9 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Belfast 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.