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.

Population: 1,092,330
Beach : No
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: Dec 15, 2019, 3:19:55 PM

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Weather Forecast

Sun
15.12

Partly cloudy

43°F

Mon
16.12

Cloudy

41°F

Tue
17.12

Partly cloudy

41°F

Wed
18.12

Rain

43°F

Thu
19.12

Light rain showers

48°F

Fri
20.12

Rain

46°F

Sat
21.12

Fair

45°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 37.6 42.8 32.5 12
February 37.6 43.2 32.2 9
March 41.4 48.0 34.7 11
April 45.7 53.4 37.9 9
May 51.1 59.5 42.8 11
June 57.2 65.8 48.6 9
July 60.4 69.1 52.0 8
August 59.7 68.2 51.4 10
September 55.8 63.7 47.8 9
October 50.0 56.8 43.2 9
November 42.8 48.6 37.2 10
December 39.6 44.8 34.3 11

More information: Birmingham forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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.

Estimated prices:

  • 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

More information: Birmingham price level

Safety

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

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