Sydney is Australia's largest and oldest city, located on the country's east coast. The city is world famous for its iconic opera house and the harbor bridge, as well as for its kilometer long sandy beach in the city center. Sydney's climate is very mild and sunny throughout the year (the summer is from December to February) and in winter (from June to August) the average temperature is about 14 C. The city is also known for its nightlife, its shopping opportunities, numerous museums and art galleries, its animal parks and its historic sites from the British colonial era.
Monthly Weather Conditions
The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May. These months skirt Sydney's high and low seasons, offering visitors comfortable temperatures and manageable tourist crowds.
More information: Sydney forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Sydney is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $62.86, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $259.32, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $66.06
- Hotel (3 stars): $87.55
- Hotel (4 stars): $128.62
- Hotel (5 stars): $192.19
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $9.25
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $15.63
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.48
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.88
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $13.69
Sydney has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 65.8 (better than United states average 48.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 78.8 (better than United states average 69.0)
- Walking alone at night: 54.6 (better than United states average 41.3)
More information: Sydney safety
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.