Birmingham (United kingdom)
Birmingham is a major city in central England. The city has six universities, and it is also famous as a center for exchange students. The area has some great museums and shopping centers. Heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne was born in Birmingham. The city also has a few parks, churches, and even a Buddhist temple. As a student town, the city's nightlife is very boisterous and the city is full of clubs, bars, strip bars and discos. Birmingham also hosts a number of concerts and events throughout the year. Their schedule can be found on the city's website.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Birmingham forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Birmingham is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $62.70, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $243.26, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $59.94
- Hotel (3 stars): $78.59
- Hotel (4 stars): $115.26
- Hotel (5 stars): $157.23
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.85
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.68
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.83
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.36
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.08
Birmingham has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 44.4 (weaker than United states average 48.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 58.0 (weaker than United states average 69.0)
- Walking alone at night: 32.2 (weaker than United states average 41.3)
More information: Birmingham 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.