Cambridge (United kingdom)

Cambridge is a small city in the southeast of England, located at the banks of the Cam River. The city is best known as home of England's second oldest university, which includes a large number of medieval buildings, which are still in use. The city also has one of the world's leading biomedical research complexes and high-tech manufacturing units. In Cambrdige are also a few larger parks and a number of good museums. During the summer the area also hosts rowing competitions.

Population: 123,900
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: Apr 1, 2020, 6:27:59 PM

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Weather Forecast

Wed
01.04

Partly cloudy

48°F

Thu
02.04

Partly cloudy

54°F

Fri
03.04

Cloudy

48°F

Sat
04.04

Partly cloudy

52°F

Sun
05.04

Clear sky

61°F

Mon
06.04

Partly cloudy

57°F

Tue
07.04

Clear sky

57°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 38.7 43.7 33.6 12
February 38.8 44.4 33.3 9
March 43.0 49.6 36.3 10
April 46.4 54.0 38.8 9
May 52.5 61.0 44.2 9
June 57.7 66.2 49.5 8
July 62.2 71.1 53.6 7
August 62.4 71.2 53.6 7
September 57.4 65.1 49.8 9
October 50.9 57.4 44.6 9
November 43.7 49.3 38.1 10
December 40.5 45.3 35.4 11

More information: Cambridge forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Cambridge is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $73.59, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $261.85, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $107.80
  • Hotel (3 stars): $106.32
  • Hotel (4 stars): $133.08
  • Hotel (5 stars): $152.56
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.17
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $24.63
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.69
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.40
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.79

More information: Cambridge price level

Destination Map

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Safety

Cambridge has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 78.1 (better than United states average 48.3)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 89.5 (better than United states average 70.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 71.4 (better than United states average 42.1)

More information: Cambridge 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