Travel Info Florida
Direct flights from Europe to Cape Coral go to Miami (2 hours by car), Fort Myers (20 minutes by car) and Fort Lauderdale (1 hour by car). Most airlines go to Miami or Fort Meiers, though.
Starting from May 2018, Eurowings will fly weekly from Cologne, Dusseldorf and Munich to Fort Myers.
Depending on services offered, travel time and destination airport there are considerable price differences and it is worthwhile to make comparisons.
Cost of Living
About 30% lower than in Germany, an El Dorado for shopping trips
Extremely cheap when pre-booked
Measures and Weights
In the USA the metric system is still in its infancy. Distances are indicated in miles
(1 mile = 1,609 km), weights in pounds (1 pound = 0,454 kg), measures of capacity in gallons (1 gallon = 3,785 litre)
Normally, all prices in the USA are net prices and sales tax has to be added. The tax rate varies from state to state. In Florida it is 6%.
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In the USA temperatures are indicated in Fahrenheit. Conversion into °Celsius:
Fahrenheit – 32 x 5 : 9 | e.g.: 85° F – 32 = 53 | 53 x 5 = 265 | 265 : 9 = 29,4° C )
Normally, the prices in restaurants do not include tips and taxes. Waiters usually receive very low wages and depend on tips. Tips should amount to 15 to 20 per cent of the invoice total.
Taxi drivers, hairdressers, etc. expect tips, too. 15 per cent of the invoice total is adequate.