Capital Bamako

Population 18,135,000

Area 1,240,192 km2

Key facts

Mali is a country located in Western Africa. There are 7 countries (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal) that Mali shares its borders with. The official language of Mali is French. Traveling across Mali 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, Mali was ranked 106th out of 100 countries in 2021.

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

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 655.63 XOF and 1 USD is worth 667.49 XOF.

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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 Mali is 26.02 Mbps and mobile is 16.07 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Mali.4.99 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Mali. 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 Mali?

There are no Mariott hotels in Mali.

There are no Hilton hotels in Mali.

There are no IHG hotels in Mali.

There are no Best Western hotels in Mali.

There are Radisson hotels in Bamako.

There are no Accor hotels in Mali.

What fast food chains are present in Mali?

Canjeero with goat stew are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Mali. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Mali below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Mali.

The KFC chain does not operate in Mali.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Mali.

The Subway chain does not operate in Mali.

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

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Mali.

Weather

Today the sun in Bamako, rises at 6:20 AM and sets at 6:20 PM. The climate of Bamako may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)
ThursdayOct 6Rain showersLow: 22.9°C (73.22°F)High: 33°C (91.4°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 24.1°C (75.38°F)High: 32.6°C (90.68°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 23.2°C (73.76°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 32°C (89.6°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 23°C (73.4°F)High: 34.9°C (94.82°F)

Weather data for Bamako (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 Mali.

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

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.4, Mali is placed 82nd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Mali traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 22.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Mali

17 Police
18 Ambulance
18 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

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

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Mali?

Currently, citizens of 24 countries can enter Mali 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 Mali.

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