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.

Population: 286,000
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service fee is often included. If it's not, in good service restaurants the expected tip is around 10%, otherwise, it isn't expected.
Time in destination: Nov 13, 2019, 3:53:28 PM

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Weather Forecast

Wed
13.11

Light rain

43°F

Thu
14.11

Fair

43°F

Fri
15.11

Partly cloudy

45°F

Sat
16.11

Cloudy

45°F

Sun
17.11

Partly cloudy

43°F

Mon
18.11

Partly cloudy

45°F

Tue
19.11

Clear sky

43°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 39.4 44.2 34.7 15
February 39.9 45.1 34.9 11
March 42.6 48.4 36.7 14
April 45.9 52.9 39.0 11
May 50.9 58.5 43.3 11
June 55.6 62.8 48.4 11
July 59.4 66.2 52.5 12
August 58.6 65.5 52.0 13
September 54.7 61.0 48.4 12
October 49.6 55.0 44.2 13
November 43.5 48.7 38.3 14
December 40.8 45.5 36.1 14

More information: Belfast forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $58.73, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $228.25, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $50.31
  • Hotel (3 stars): $98.17
  • Hotel (4 stars): $119.57
  • Hotel (5 stars): $181.23
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.83
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.81
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.63
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.06
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.41

More information: Belfast price level

Safety

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 58.0 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 84.0 (better than United states average 69.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 50.9 (better than United states average 40.8)

More information: Belfast 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