Adelaide (Australia)

Adelaide is the largest city in South Australia. In contrast to other major cities in Australia it has never been used as a penal colony, but as a place to establish the former prisoners as free people. The city's biggest attractions are the beautiful sandy beaches, the wild nightlife, the fine dining restaurants and Australia's best cafes, as well as art and events. Historical buildings are mainly concentrated near the port and just outside the city there are three fairly large nature reserves. The zoo of Adelaide is the only place in Australia, where you can see pandas.

Population: 1,290,000
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 000 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Electric plugs: I
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A tip is not expected.
Time in destination: Jan 25, 2021, 6:17:30 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 82.4 62.6 4
February - 82.4 62.6 4
March - 77.0 59.0 5
April - 71.6 53.6 8
May - 66.2 50.0 10
June - 60.8 46.4 11
July - 59.0 44.6 12
August - 60.8 46.4 12
September - 66.2 48.2 10
October - 69.8 51.8 8
November - 77.0 57.2 7
December - 78.8 59.0 6

More information: Adelaide forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Adelaide is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $69.90, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $251.84, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $55.14
  • Hotel (3 stars): $82.38
  • Hotel (4 stars): $128.87
  • Hotel (5 stars): $153.76
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $10.70
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $17.93
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.16
  • Meal, McDonalds: $9.25
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.42

More information: Adelaide price level


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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 71.4 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 82.6 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 58.0 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Adelaide safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent a car.
  • Direction of traffic: In Oceania (Australia, New Zealand) the traffic is left-handed.
  • Insurance: All rental cars tend to be offered with some form of insurance, but insurance policies rarely are very comprehensive, so make sure, if your travel insurance or your insurance covers damages on rental cars, before taking an additional insurance from a car rental company.
  • Driving abroad / in the wider area: You can drive a rental car almost always everywhere without additional fees.

More information: Car rental Oceania