Manchester (United kingdom)

Manchester is a big city in central England, near the west coast. Manchester is one of England's larger cities and the local airport is the busiest in the country after London Gatwick. The city is famous for its football team, its shopping opportunities and one of the most popular destinations for student exchanges in England. Manchester is also famous for its Chinatown, as well as its 'gay village', which is one of the oldest areas directed at homosexual people in Europe. The city also has a considerable number of medieval sites, including the Romans built Castlefield fortress, the city's university, the cathedral and the town hall. The city also has a vibrant nightlife and a lot of shopping centers.

Population: 514,417
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: Jan 26, 2021, 12:10:24 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 39.6 44.4 34.7 13
February 39.9 45.1 34.9 10
March 43.3 49.1 37.6 12
April 46.8 53.4 40.1 10
May 52.7 60.3 45.3 10
June 57.4 64.4 50.2 11
July 61.3 68.5 54.1 10
August 61.0 68.2 53.8 11
September 56.5 62.8 50.0 11
October 50.7 56.3 45.0 13
November 44.1 49.3 39.0 13
December 41.0 45.7 36.1 13

More information: Manchester forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Manchester is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $72.78, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $300.39, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $74.98
  • Hotel (3 stars): $100.76
  • Hotel (4 stars): $140.21
  • Hotel (5 stars): $189.75
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.92
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.27
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.07
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.21
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.42

More information: Manchester price level


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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 43.9 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 65.2 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 32.6 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Manchester 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