Niger is a country located in Western Africa. There are 7 countries (Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Nigeria) that Niger shares its borders with. The official language of Niger is French.
The national currency in Niger is West African CFA franc (XOF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 655.96 XOF and 1 USD is worth 626.99 XOF.
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 Niger is 32.66 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 164.00 Mbps and 114.16 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Niger.1.90 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Niger, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 6 socket types used in Niger. 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 D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
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).
In the year 2023, Niger will celebrate 7 national public holidays. The next one Nigerien Republic Day will take place on December 18.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|April 24, 2023||Concord DayConcord Day|
|May 1, 2023||Labour DayLabour Day|
|August 3, 2023||Nigerien Independence DayNigerien Independence Day|
|December 18, 2023||Nigerien Republic DayNigerien Republic Day|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayChristmas Day|
What hotel chains are present in Niger?
There are no Mariott hotels in Niger.
There are no Hilton hotels in Niger.
There are no IHG hotels in Niger.
What fast food chains are present in Niger?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Niger.
The KFC chain does not operate in Niger.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Niger.
What is the weather like in Niamey?
Weather data for Niamey (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
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 Niger.
Emergency phones in Niger
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.