Afghanistan is a country located in Southern Asia. There are 6 countries (China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) that Afghanistan shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Pashto, Uzbek and Turkmen. Traveling across Afghanistan 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, Afghanistan was ranked 87th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Afghanistan is Afghan afghani (AFN). The afghani (؋) is subdivided into 100 pul.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 97.16 AFN and 1 USD is worth 90.5 AFN.
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 Afghanistan is 9.28 Mbps and mobile is 8.04 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Afghanistan.1.64 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.
SIM Registration No data available.
There are 2 socket types used in Afghanistan. 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 Afghanistan?
There are no Mariott hotels in Afghanistan.
There are no Hilton hotels in Afghanistan.
There are no IHG hotels in Afghanistan.
What fast food chains are present in Afghanistan?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Afghanistan.
The KFC chain does not operate in Afghanistan.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Afghanistan.
What is the weather like in Kabul?
Weather data for Kabul (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 Afghanistan.
Emergency phones in Afghanistan
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.