Houston (United states)

Houston is a big city in the south of the United States, located in the state of Texas. The Johnson Space Center of the NASA and their operations management is located here. Other attractions of the city are the excellent opportunities for shopping, the cuisine and the numerous museums and art galleries. The city is considered throughout the US to be the most restaurant oriented city and the authentic ethnic restaurants from Korean to Mexican are very popular. Houston also has a couple of well-known parks, and in February and March there is held the country's largest cattle carnival, whose main themes are barbecue and rodeo.

Population: 2,196,000
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 911 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: United States dollar (USD)
Electric plugs: A, B
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A 15 to 20% tip on a meal is expected, depending on the service. 15% if it was ok, and 20% for excellent service.
Time in destination: Dec 9, 2019, 5:14:35 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
09.12

Light rain

59°F

Tue
10.12

Partly cloudy

34°F

Wed
11.12

Clear sky

46°F

Thu
12.12

Cloudy

48°F

Fri
13.12

Rain

48°F

Sat
14.12

Partly cloudy

52°F

Sun
15.12

Cloudy

43°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 31.5 41.7 21.0 8
February 35.8 46.6 25.2 8
March 46.2 57.7 34.7 8
April 57.2 69.3 45.1 6
May 65.1 76.6 53.6 5
June 73.0 84.2 62.1 8
July 78.1 89.4 66.6 9
August 76.6 88.3 65.1 8
September 69.1 80.2 57.7 8
October 58.5 70.2 46.6 7
November 46.2 56.5 36.0 8
December 35.2 45.0 25.5 8

More information: Houston forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Houston is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $78.20, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $262.12, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $71.03
  • Hotel (3 stars): $104.13
  • Hotel (4 stars): $163.68
  • Hotel (5 stars): $235.75
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.77
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.94
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.52
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.52
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.04

More information: Houston price level

Safety

Houston has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 36.9 (weaker than United states average 48.8)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 56.9 (weaker than United states average 68.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 24.5 (weaker than United states average 41.2)

More information: Houston safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: It is recommended that the traveller should carry an international driving license as a translation of the Finnish driving license. Passport and a credit card are required to rent a car.
  • Direction of traffic: The traffic in the United States and Canada is right-handed.
  • Insurance: It is recommended to take a paid insurance for rental cars. Standard car insurances do not have an insurance retracted, if your travel insurance does not cover something related to leasing. Without an insurance the driver is responsible, if a crash occurs, or if the car gets stolen or broken up. If you get into a crash, the insurance of the person responsible for the accident may cover the cost for the damage on your rental car, but not in every case, so you should first call the police and it can be tricky to obtain a compensation. The exception to this is New York, where the law prescribes, that the insurance has to cover a minimal insurance for rental cars.
  • Driving in the wider area: Some rental companies do not allow the export of theirs cars over the state border, you should check that in advance.

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