San francisco (United states)

San Francisco a metropolis in Northern California, located at the west coast of the United States. The city's by far most famous attractions are the Golden Gate Bridge and the old Alcatraz prison island. Even though the city itself is huge, the city center is only 11 km x 11 km in size. San Francisco is also one of the world's most visited cities. Further popular destinations are the city's numerous sandy beaches, as well as its Chinatown. San Francisco's crime statistics are indeed quite high and it should be avoided to be out at night alone.

Population: 837,442
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: Jan 24, 2021, 11:14:33 PM

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Weather Forecast


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Monthly Weather Conditions

The best time to visit San Francisco is from September to November. Believe it or not, fall offers some of the city's warmest temperatures year-round, not to mention fewer crowds than summer. Spring is another good time to visit thanks to its mild temperatures and lack of rain

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 51.1 56.3 45.9 8
February 54.3 60.1 48.7 7
March 54.9 60.8 48.9 8
April 55.9 62.1 49.8 4
May 56.7 62.8 50.5 1
June 58.5 64.0 52.5 0
July 59.2 64.6 53.4 0
August 60.1 65.7 54.7 0
September 62.2 68.7 55.9 1
October 62.1 68.7 55.2 2
November 57.2 62.8 51.6 7
December 51.6 56.5 46.9 9

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, San francisco is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $84.39, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $382.16, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $112.11
  • Hotel (3 stars): $175.21
  • Hotel (4 stars): $287.69
  • Hotel (5 stars): $484.00
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $11.84
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $20.27
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.00
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.99
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.98

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Destination Map

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 43.7 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 69.3 (a little weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 39.1 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

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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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