Cheap flights to Baku Azerbaijan

The Dubai of the Caucasus

About Baku

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In the Azeri capital, bling is king. From the glittering Crystal Hall – scene of 2012’s Eurovision Song Contest – to the space-age Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, the city is flaunting its post-Soviet oil boom big time. But beach-front resorts and designer skyscrapers are only half the story. While expats swig Cristal champagne in VIP clubs, the local seniors prefer tea and backgammon. You’ll find them enjoying life in the outdoor tea houses, called çayxanalar, which line the shady streets of the Old Town.

The Flame Towers, Baku’s tallest skyscrapers, are built on such unstable ground that there is a risk of them collapsing.

Venture into the Inner Walled City, a UNESCO protected site; gazing up at the 12th century Maiden’s Tower is a fairy-tale sensation. Then the honk of a run-down Lada – and the squealing brakes of a Lamborghini – will bring you right back to the present tense in Baku.

Located 28 metres below sea level, Baku is the lowest lying capital in the world.

How’s the weather in Baku in March?

  • Temperature 5-9 °C
  • Dry days 23-
  • Average rainfall 27 mm
  • Snow days 0

Demographics

  • Population 2.1M
  • Local time :
  • Currency Azerbajani Manat

What does Baku cost?

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  • Meal
    Restaurant meals in Baku cost 63% less than in Toronto
  • Train
    A typical train ticket is 0.15 CAD

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 5.86 CAD

Markets

  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.04 CAD

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): .15 CAD
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): .74 CAD

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 37.25 CAD
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 26.37 CAD
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 5.12 CAD

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 48.63 CAD
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 46.03 CAD
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 93.73 CAD
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 83.98 CAD

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