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.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Manchester forecast and weather conditions monthly
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.
- 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
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
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.