The Ivory Coast

Capital Yamoussoukro

Population 22,671,331

Area 322,463 km2

Key facts

The Ivory Coast is a country located in Western Africa. There are 5 countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali) that The Ivory Coast shares its borders with. The official language of The Ivory Coast is French. Traveling across The Ivory Coast 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, The Ivory Coast was ranked 99th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in The Ivory Coast is West African CFA franc (XOF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.





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 It may be difficult to locate an ATM in The Ivory Coast.7.34 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

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

Socket types

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

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 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 Ivory Coast?

There are no Mariott hotels in The Ivory Coast.

There are no Hilton hotels in The Ivory Coast.

There are no IHG hotels in The Ivory Coast.

There are no Best Western hotels in The Ivory Coast.

There are Radisson hotels in Abidjan.

The Accor hotel chain operates in The Ivory Coast.

What fast food chains are present in Ivory Coast?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in The Ivory Coast.

The KFC chain does not operate in The Ivory Coast.

The Burger King chain does not operate in The Ivory Coast.

The Subway chain does not operate in The Ivory Coast.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in The Ivory Coast.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in The Ivory Coast.


What is the weather like in Yamoussoukro?

Today the sun in Yamoussoukro, rises at 6:06 AM and sets at 6:37 PM. The climate of Yamoussoukro may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJun 18ThunderstormLow: 23.4°C (74.12°F)High: 30.5°C (86.9°F)
WednesdayJun 19Rain showersLow: 23.7°C (74.66°F)High: 30.4°C (86.72°F)
ThursdayJun 20Rain showersLow: 23.7°C (74.66°F)High: 30.4°C (86.72°F)
FridayJun 21OvercastLow: 23.2°C (73.76°F)High: 29°C (84.2°F)
SaturdayJun 22FogLow: 21.8°C (71.24°F)High: 31.1°C (87.98°F)
SundayJun 23ThunderstormLow: 23.2°C (73.76°F)High: 31.3°C (88.34°F)

Weather data for Yamoussoukro (capital city) by


Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Abidjan. Bolt is not available in The Ivory Coast.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in The Ivory Coast.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.4, The Ivory Coast is placed 49th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In The Ivory Coast traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 24.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

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

Emergency phones in Ivory Coast

110 Police
Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

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

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