Caracas (Venezuela)

Caracas is the capital of Venezuela, located in the countrys north parts, near the Caribean ocean. The city's climate is tropical savanna climate. The average temperature stays same throughout the year (+23 C) and least rainfall is in winter from January to March. Carcas is often reported the most dangerous city in the world, murders and violence crimes are common. Also normal thefts can be unusually dangerous, because even most of the little criminals carry guns or knives. The city's biggest attractions are many colonial era buildings and The Square dedicated to Simon Bolivar. Bulevar de Sabana Grande is the city's most popular shopping place.

Population: 2,104,000
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: Spanish
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 911 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Venezuelan bol (VEF)
Electric plugs: A, B
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Most restaurants already add a 10% service charge. If this is not included, tip the same amount.
Time in destination: Oct 31, 2020, 12:23:44 PM

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Weather Forecast

Sat
31.10

Rain

79°F

Sun
01.11

Rain

79°F

Mon
02.11

Heavy rain showers

79°F

Tue
03.11

Light rain showers

79°F

Wed
04.11

Partly cloudy

79°F

Thu
05.11

Heavy rain

75°F

Fri
06.11

Light rain showers

75°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 68.4 79.9 60.8 2
February 69.4 81.7 61.3 2
March 71.1 83.5 63.0 1
April 72.9 84.2 65.5 4
May 73.8 83.8 67.3 9
June 72.7 82.0 66.9 14
July 72.0 81.3 66.0 13
August 72.1 81.9 65.7 12
September 72.9 82.9 65.7 10
October 72.3 82.6 65.3 11
November 71.6 81.7 64.6 9
December 69.3 79.9 62.2 6

More information: Caracas forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $58.31, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $182.30, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $137.86
  • Hotel (3 stars): $66.98
  • Hotel (4 stars): $183.45
  • Hotel (5 stars): $157.40
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $7.93
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $14.54
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.30
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.01
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $10.03

More information: Caracas price level

Safety

Caracas has been classified as dangerous with security classification 1/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 15.5 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 18.5 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 4.8 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Caracas safety

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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