Los angeles (United states)

Los Angeles, or simply L.A. is the city in the United States with the second largest population. It is located in California at the peninsula of the west coast of the United States. The city is very famous for its skylines, its beaches, the movie company Universal Studios and Hollywood. In the area of the city are filmed many well-known TV series, movies, and even commercials. L.A. also has an excellent selection of museums and parks, and the little chance to get to see one of the many well-known celebrities. - Although the odds are not very good, because the city is so big. "

Population: 3,884,000
Beach : Yes
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: Sep 16, 2019, 9:39:12 PM

Location map

Weather Forecast

Mon
16.09

Clear sky

68°F

Tue
17.09

Clear sky

82°F

Wed
18.09

Clear sky

81°F

Thu
19.09

Clear sky

77°F

Fri
20.09

Clear sky

77°F

Sat
21.09

Clear sky

81°F

Sun
22.09

Clear sky

81°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

There is always something to do in the City of Angels. Breathable air, moderate room rates, and less rigorous tourist crowds turn March to May and September to November into the best time to visit Los Angeles. Spring is all about enjoying whale watching and poppy blooming, while fall is perfect for surfing, exploring the city and enjoying Disneyland with shorter queues (except Halloween and Thanksgiving). Pricey and misty peak season from June to August will guide you straight to overpacked beaches. 

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 58.3 67.6 48.9 4
February 60.1 69.4 50.5 4
March 60.6 69.4 51.8 5
April 63.3 72.3 54.1 2
May 65.8 73.9 57.7 0
June 69.6 78.3 61.2 0
July 74.3 84.0 64.6 0
August 75.0 84.6 65.7 0
September 73.8 82.8 64.6 1
October 69.6 79.0 60.3 1
November 63.0 72.3 53.4 3
December 58.3 67.8 48.7 3

More information: Los angeles forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Los angeles is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $62.81, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $301.36, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $85.99
  • Hotel (3 stars): $138.19
  • Hotel (4 stars): $218.39
  • Hotel (5 stars): $505.67
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.44
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.44
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.48
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.97
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.95

More information: Los angeles price level

Destination Map

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Safety

Los angeles has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 57.0 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 74.6 (better than United states average 70.3)
  • Walking alone at night: 51.9 (better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Los angeles 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.

More information: Car rental North america