Asuncion (Paraguay)

Asuncion is the capital of Paraguay, located in the southwest of the country at the shore of Paraguay River. The city's climate is a tropical savanna climate, therefore temperatures in the area remain very stable, around 23 C, and from July to August is the driest time of thev year. The area is not a traditional tourist attractions, but the city's national congress house was built in 2002 by Chinese loan money and is reasonable fine. Shopping is also cheap, although most of the products are pirated and made cheaply and badly. Asuncion is reasonably safe for a South American city, and because tourism is practically non-existent, tourists will actually not be the main target.

Population: 542,023
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official languages: Guarani, Spanish
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 911 (poliisi), 141 (ambulanssi), 131 (palokunta)
Currency: Paraguayan guaran (PYG)
Electric plugs: C
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Tipping is not expected.
Time in destination: Oct 13, 2019, 11:11:37 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 81.5 91.6 72.9 5
February 80.4 90.7 72.3 5
March 78.6 88.7 70.5 5
April 73.0 82.6 65.7 5
May 67.6 76.8 60.8 4
June 63.7 72.7 56.3 4
July 64.2 74.1 56.7 3
August 65.5 75.6 57.6 4
September 68.9 79.0 60.6 3
October 73.8 84.0 64.9 5
November 76.8 87.1 68.0 5
December 79.7 90.0 70.9 5

More information: Asuncion forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Asuncion is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $43.29, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $120.50, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $73.63
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.49
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $24.20
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.09
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.37
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $4.30

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Safety

Asuncion has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 51.5 (a little better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 66.3 (weaker than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 32.0 (weaker than United states average 41.1)

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Car Rental

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

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