Cardiff (United kingdom)
Cardiff is a city in south-west England, located in the municipality of Wales at the shore of the Taff River. The former industrial center has been almost completely renovated during the last couple of decades, and the area is one of the UK's most popular new tourist destinations. The city is famous for its five different castles, of which all are located close to the city, its amazing shopping opportunities, as well as a large number of parks and green spaces. The best time to visit is from early spring to early autumn, because in winter rain and high winds are common. The city has eight market halls from the Victorian era, all of them are still in use, and worth experiencing, even though there is nothing to buy at all.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Cardiff forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Cardiff is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $84.35, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $268.34, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $73.51
- Hotel (3 stars): $101.23
- Hotel (4 stars): $114.76
- Hotel (5 stars): $118.96
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.27
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.16
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.68
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.79
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.58
Cardiff has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 63.7 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 82.0 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 50.5 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Cardiff 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.