Oxford (United kingdom)

Oxford is a small university town in southern England. The city is mainly famous for the Oxford University, which is the world's oldest English-speaking university. The city also has many medieval buildings, churches and thanks to the university students, a boisterous nightlife. Oxford also has numerous famous colleges, which allow tourists to its territory, if it is not during the examination period. The city also has a good setting of museums and art galleries. During the summer the university students hold rowing races, in which also bystanders may participate.

Population: 150,200
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, 7:06:45 PM

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Weather Forecast








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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 39.4 44.6 34.2 10
February 39.6 45.5 33.8 8
March 43.5 50.4 36.7 9
April 46.9 54.9 38.8 9
May 53.1 61.9 44.1 9
June 58.1 67.1 49.3 8
July 62.8 72.1 53.4 6
August 62.4 71.6 53.2 7
September 57.4 65.5 49.5 8
October 50.9 57.7 44.2 9
November 44.2 50.0 38.3 9
December 41.0 46.0 35.8 10

More information: Oxford forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Oxford is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $71.96, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $373.27, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $89.97
  • Hotel (3 stars): $128.20
  • Hotel (4 stars): $158.29
  • Hotel (5 stars): $243.70
  • 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: Oxford price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Oxford destination map


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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 64.3 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 77.0 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 57.0 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Oxford 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