Ivory Coast destination information

All you need to know before visiting Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast summary

Ivory Coast is a medium sized country with around 23M Ivorian. Official language is French. Ivory Coast uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Ivory Coast is West African CFA franc (XOF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 161
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 171

ATMs in Ivory Coast are Rare. Internet speed in Ivory Coast is on average 2.1 Mbps. In Ivory Coast you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Abidjan
🗣️ French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 23M ☀️ ~26 °C 🌧 ~121 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 322k km2 (125k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Ivory Coast uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

Languages 🗣️

  • French


Currency 💱

100 XOF = 0.17 USD

Ivory Coast uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Ivory Coast. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Ivory Coast uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ivory Coast upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Ivory Coast, dial +, then 225 (the country code for Ivory Coast), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Ivory Coast, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 225 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Ivory Coast is on average 2.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Ivory Coast is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 16,932.59 XOF, which includes 4 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: GreenN, Koz, MTN, Moov or Orange.


Rules 🚗

In Ivory Coast you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 55 km/h (34 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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