Minneapolis (United states)

Minneapolis is a large city in the north of the United States, located at the Mississippi River in the state of Minnesota. The city's climate is continental with hot summers (average temperatures are about 20 C) and cold winters (-15 C). Rainfall occurs as snow in the winter and in form of thunderstorms during the summer. The city is part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul twin city on both sides of the river. The main attraction is the scenery of the surrounding lakes and rivers. Within the city there are also numerous parks, theaters, museums, tower houses, the Skyway (a walking tunnel, that is built above the street and connects downtown buildings) and the art galleries.

Population: 400,070
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: Jan 26, 2021, 6:05:53 PM

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Weather Forecast





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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 25.9 36.0 15.6 3
February 30.9 41.7 20.3 3
March 41.4 52.5 30.0 5
April 52.9 64.4 41.2 6
May 62.8 73.8 52.0 8
June 73.6 84.9 61.9 8
July 79.5 91.2 67.8 6
August 77.0 88.3 65.5 6
September 67.5 79.0 55.8 6
October 56.1 68.2 44.1 4
November 41.5 52.2 30.7 3
December 29.7 39.4 19.8 3

More information: Minneapolis forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Minneapolis is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $93.36, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $270.08, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $76.63
  • Hotel (3 stars): $111.64
  • Hotel (4 stars): $122.92
  • Hotel (5 stars): $145.47
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $11.81
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $20.22
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.98
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.98
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.96

More information: Minneapolis price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Minneapolis destination map


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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 47.6 (a little weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 68.8 (a little weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 39.1 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Minneapolis 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