Quito is the capital city of Equador, in the northern part of the country, located at the eastern slope of the Pichincha volcano, 2800 m above sea level. The city's climate is a subtropical highland climate, although the city's proximity to the equator keeps the temperatures very stable throughout the year. Normal daytime temperature is about 19 C and the night temperature is around 9 C. Rainfall is at its lowest level in July and August. The main attraction of Quito is its historic center, which was together with Krakow (Poland), the first site, that to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1978. The historic center of city has a large selection of museums, parks, churches and other monuments, as well as the world's second-highest cable trolley car, which is able to drive up to an altitude of 4000 m the top of the Pichincha volcano.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Quito forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Quito is quite a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $37.19, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $136.61, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $58.68
- Hotel (3 stars): $65.94
- Hotel (4 stars): $93.89
- Hotel (5 stars): $86.48
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $8.78
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $16.04
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.51
- Meal, McDonalds: $6.02
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.51
Quito has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 44.6 (weaker than United states average 48.8)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 62.0 (weaker than United states average 68.9)
- Walking alone at night: 27.1 (weaker than United states average 41.2)
More information: Quito safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: An international driving license is generally recommended, but not necessarily required.
- Direction of traffic: In South America the traffic is right-handed. The only exceptions to this are Guyana and Suriname.
- Age restrictions: In Argentina the age limit for driving is 21 years.
- Roads, bridges and tunnels with toll: Geography of toll roads North and South America