York (United kingdom)

York is a larger city in central England, which is equipped with historic walls. The city is mostly famous for the best-preserved historical buildings and walls in Europe. York is also famous for its numerous festivals, of which perhaps the most famous are the Viking Festival, the Angels Festival, the Chinese New Year celebration, Christmas and the St. Nicholas celebration. Within the town there is a huge amount of medieval buildings and churches. The city walls, which lower part was originally built by the Romans, and which have been increased in the Middle Ages, are also very well-preserved. The most famous building is perhaps the York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.

Population: 200,018
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, 11:53:37 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 42.8 47.5 38.3 20
February 43.0 47.8 38.3 16
March 44.8 49.8 39.7 18
April 47.3 53.2 41.4 13
May 51.1 57.4 45.0 13
June 54.7 60.3 49.3 12
July 58.1 63.3 53.1 13
August 58.3 63.9 52.7 15
September 55.4 61.0 50.0 15
October 51.3 56.1 46.4 19
November 46.6 51.3 41.7 19
December 44.2 48.6 39.9 19

More information: York forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $70.12, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $310.95, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $106.83
  • Hotel (3 stars): $128.20
  • Hotel (4 stars): $149.97
  • Hotel (5 stars): $170.42
  • 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: York price level


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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 72.8 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 86.8 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 73.4 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: York 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.

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