USA destination information

All you need to know before visiting USA

USA summary

USA is an immense country with around 324M US. Official language is English. United States uses United States customary system (very similar to imperial - pounds, feet, °F). Time zone is from UTC-10:00 to UTC-05:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in USA is US Dollar (USD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 196
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 7

ATMs in USA are Available everywhere. Internet speed in United States is on average 14.2 Mbps. In United States you drive on the right side. Most cars have automatic transmission.

🏙️ Washington DC
🗣️ English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 324M ☀️ ~7 °C 🌧 ~55 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 9629k km2 (3718k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

United States uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

1 USD = 1 USD

United States uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦

Available everywhere

Automatic teller machines (local name: ATM) are everywhere in United States. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. United States has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is expected in United States since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within United States (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Discover are the most widely accepted. American Express and JCB are less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

United States uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in United States 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 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call United States, dial +, then 1 (the country code for United States), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number.


For local calls within United States, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 201 .

international: + 1 201 1234567
calling local: 1201 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in United States is on average 14.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in United States is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about $16.32, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless.


Rules 🚗

In United States you drive on the right side. Most cars have automatic transmission.

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 24-74 mph (40-120 km/h) in all built-up areas, 44-74 mph (72-120 km/h) on undivided highways, 60-80 mph (97-129 km/h) on motorways and 60-80 mph (97-129 km/h) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

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