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.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Oxford forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Oxford is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $65.78, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $341.20, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $82.24
- Hotel (3 stars): $117.19
- Hotel (4 stars): $144.69
- Hotel (5 stars): $222.76
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.52
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.13
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.82
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.16
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.64
Oxford has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 65.6 (better than United states average 49.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 75.3 (better than United states average 69.0)
- Walking alone at night: 55.6 (better than United states average 41.3)
More information: Oxford 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.