Cameroon

Capital Yaoundé

Population 22,709,892

Area 475,442 km2

Key facts

Cameroon is a country located in Middle Africa. There are 6 countries (Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria) that Cameroon shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak English and French. Traveling across Cameroon if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Cameroon was ranked 94th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Cameroon is Central African CFA franc (XAF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 658.58 XAF and 1 USD is worth 670.5 XAF.

Cameroonian
Banknotes

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Cameroonian
Coins

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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 Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Cameroon is 18.99 Mbps and mobile is 22.09 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Cameroon.5.04 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Cameroon, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Cameroon. 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 E 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).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Cameroon?

There are no Mariott hotels in Cameroon.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Cameroon.

There are no IHG hotels in Cameroon.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Cameroon.

There are no Radisson hotels in Cameroon.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Cameroon.

What fast food chains are present in Cameroon?

Ndolé are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Cameroon. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Cameroon below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Cameroon.

The KFC chain does not operate in Cameroon.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Cameroon.

The Subway chain does not operate in Cameroon.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Cameroon.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Cameroon.

Weather

Today the sun in Yaoundé, rises at 5:59 AM and sets at 6:05 PM. The climate of Yaoundé may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 20°C (68°F)High: 27°C (80.6°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 20.5°C (68.9°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 20.2°C (68.36°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 20.6°C (69.08°F)High: 26.1°C (78.98°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 20.5°C (68.9°F)High: 28.2°C (82.76°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 20.8°C (69.44°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)

Weather data for Yaoundé (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Cameroon.

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

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.6, Cameroon is placed 105th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Cameroon traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  69.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2015.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 30.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Cameroon

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

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

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Cameroon?

Currently, citizens of 1 countries can enter Cameroon without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Cameroon.

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