Las vegas (United states)

Las Vegas is a large city in the Mojave desert in southern Nevada, in the United States. The local climate is hot and dry throughout the year, but in July rain may occur. The city is known primarily as the world's largest casino. The biggest city attractions are the enormous complex of hotels, casinos and amusement parks as well as the raucous nightlife. In addition to that, the area also has a fairly large dolphin aquarium (Mirage casino), famous dancing fountains (the Bellagio casino) and a Botanical Gardens (Bellagio casino).

Population: 603,488
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
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: Oct 13, 2019, 7:14:52 PM

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Weather Forecast

Sun
13.10

Clear sky

77°F

Mon
14.10

Clear sky

79°F

Tue
15.10

Clear sky

84°F

Wed
16.10

Partly cloudy

86°F

Thu
17.10

Clear sky

84°F

Fri
18.10

Partly cloudy

79°F

Sat
19.10

Clear sky

82°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

The best time to visit Las Vegas is from March to May and from September to November. While you'll find plenty of travel deals throughout the year, the spring and fall shoulder seasons offer the most moderate weather.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 45.5 57.4 33.6 2
February 51.1 63.3 38.8 1
March 56.3 68.7 43.9 2
April 64.0 77.5 50.7 1
May 73.9 87.8 60.3 0
June 84.9 100.2 69.4 0
July 91.0 106.0 76.3 1
August 88.7 103.3 74.1 2
September 80.4 94.6 66.2 1
October 68.4 82.0 54.3 1
November 55.0 67.5 42.6 1
December 45.7 57.6 34.0 1

More information: Las vegas forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Las vegas is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $62.98, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $227.03, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $67.08
  • Hotel (3 stars): $111.70
  • Hotel (4 stars): $129.78
  • Hotel (5 stars): $200.40
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.49
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.43
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.51
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.00
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.01

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Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Las vegas destination map

Safety

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 46.0 (weaker than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 67.1 (a little weaker than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 39.3 (a little weaker than United states average 41.0)

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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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