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 655.96 XAF and 1 USD is worth 603.28 XAF.
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 32.4 Mbps and mobile is 19.8 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 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 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Cameroon, a passport or ID is required as identification.
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.
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 Cameroon?
There are no Mariott hotels in Cameroon.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Cameroon.
There are no IHG hotels in Cameroon.
What fast food chains are present in Cameroon?
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.
What is the weather like in Yaoundé?
Weather data for Yaoundé (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
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.
Emergency phones in Cameroon
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.