Time setting: This story takes place in Britain and countries around the world during the Victorian era. During this era, Britain is experiencing economic and industrial development and it has colonies around the world. During his travel around the world, Phileas Fogg travels to India, Egypt, Singapore and Hong Kong. At this time, the world also experiences development in the use of steam engines that power ships and trains. The steamships or steamers and trains that Phileas Fogg uses during his journey around the world significantly reduce travelling time between destinations, and this helps Fogg greatly. The Suez Canal and the railway lines in India and America are also constructed during this time. These not only help to reduce travelling time, but also make travelling around the world possible. This serves as the talking point for Fogg's wager against Andrew Stuart.
Social setting: This story takes place in the social setting of the British society at this time. Phileas Fogg's lifestyle indicates that he belongs to the upper class as he leads a wealthy lifestyles. He has a personal butler to take care of his daily needs, lives in a nice neighbourhood in Savile Row, and does not work as he has a large fortune. He is also a member of the exclusive Reform Club where he spends most of his time playing cards and discussing about current affairs such as the robbery at the Bank of England. The fact that Fogg is willing to bet £20 000 of his fortune to prove that he can travel around the world in 80 days shows that he belongs to the upper class.