Cabo Verde

Capital Praia

Population 531,239

Area 4,033 km2

Key facts

Cabo Verde is a country located in Western Africa. The country has no land neighbors. The official language of Cabo Verde is Portuguese.

The national currency in Cabo Verde is Cape Verdean escudo (CVE). The escudo ($) is subdivided into 100 centavo.

Cape Verdian


Cape Verdian


Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Cabo Verde has more ATMs.51.17 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Cabo Verde. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Cabo Verde?

There are no Mariott hotels in Cabo Verde.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Cabo Verde.

There are no IHG hotels in Cabo Verde.

There are no Best Western hotels in Cabo Verde.

There are no Radisson hotels in Cabo Verde.

There are no Accor hotels in Cabo Verde.

What fast food chains are present in Cabo Verde?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Cabo Verde.

The KFC chain does not operate in Cabo Verde.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Cabo Verde.

The Subway chain does not operate in Cabo Verde.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Cabo Verde.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Cabo Verde.


What is the weather like in Praia?

Today the sun in Praia, rises at 6:05 AM and sets at 7:05 PM. The climate of Praia may be categorized as a subtropical desert (BWh), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJun 18Partly cloudlyLow: 22.7°C (72.86°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
WednesdayJun 19OvercastLow: 23.2°C (73.76°F)High: 26.4°C (79.52°F)
ThursdayJun 20OvercastLow: 23.6°C (74.48°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
FridayJun 21Partly cloudlyLow: 23.1°C (73.58°F)High: 27.6°C (81.68°F)
SaturdayJun 22Partly cloudlyLow: 22.4°C (72.32°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
SundayJun 23Partly cloudlyLow: 22.4°C (72.32°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)

Weather data for Praia (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Cabo Verde.

Car Rental Hertz is available, but Avis , Sixt are not present in Cabo Verde.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Cabo Verde traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  630.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2018.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 26.80 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Cabo Verde

132 Police
131 Ambulance
131 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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