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.

Population: 346,100
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: Oct 31, 2020, 3:53:01 PM

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Weather Forecast

Sat
31.10

Partly cloudy

54°F

Sun
01.11

Rain

61°F

Mon
02.11

Partly cloudy

54°F

Tue
03.11

Fair

50°F

Wed
04.11

Clear sky

50°F

Thu
05.11

Clear sky

50°F

Fri
06.11

Clear sky

46°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 40.6 45.1 36.1 15
February 40.5 45.5 35.6 11
March 43.7 49.5 38.1 12
April 46.8 53.6 40.1 10
May 52.5 59.9 45.3 9
June 57.4 64.6 50.2 9
July 61.5 68.9 54.3 8
August 61.5 68.7 54.3 10
September 57.4 63.9 51.1 11
October 51.8 57.2 46.4 13
November 45.7 50.7 40.6 14
December 42.4 46.9 37.9 14

More information: Cardiff forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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.

Estimated prices:

  • 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

More information: Cardiff price level

Safety

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

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