Liberia

Capital Monrovia

Population 4,615,000

Area 111,369 km2

Key facts

Liberia is a country located in Western Africa. There are 3 countries (Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone) that Liberia shares its borders with.

English is an official language in Liberia. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Liberia.

The national currency in Liberia is Liberian dollar (LRD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (¢).

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 168.65 LRD and 1 USD is worth 157.1 LRD.

Liberian
Banknotes

$5$10$20$50$100

Liberian
Coins

$1¢5¢10¢25¢50

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 Liberia is 16.95 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Liberia.3.65 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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

Socket types

There are 5 socket types used in Liberia. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type A 120 V, 220 V, 50 Hz, 60 Hz  Type B 120 V, 220 V, 50 Hz, 60 Hz  Type C 120 V, 220 V, 50 Hz, 60 Hz  Type E 120 V, 220 V, 50 Hz, 60 Hz  Type F 120 V, 220 V, 50 Hz, 60 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).

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Liberia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Liberia.

There are no Hilton hotels in Liberia.

There are no IHG hotels in Liberia.

There are no Best Western hotels in Liberia.

There are no Radisson hotels in Liberia.

There are no Accor hotels in Liberia.

What fast food chains are present in Liberia?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Liberia.

The KFC chain does not operate in Liberia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Liberia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Liberia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Liberia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Liberia.

Weather

What is the weather like in Monrovia?

Today the sun in Monrovia, rises at 6:59 AM and sets at 6:55 PM. The climate of Monrovia may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9Rain showersLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 29.8°C (85.64°F)
FridayFeb 10Rain showersLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 31.5°C (88.7°F)
SaturdayFeb 11FogLow: 25.7°C (78.26°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
SundayFeb 12Rain showersLow: 26°C (78.8°F)High: 31°C (87.8°F)
MondayFeb 13FogLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 30.7°C (87.26°F)
TuesdayFeb 14FogLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 32.5°C (90.5°F)

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

Transport

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 Liberia.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Liberia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.6, Liberia is placed 106th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Liberia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 38.90 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 Liberia

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

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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