The national currency in Bhutan is Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN). The ngultrum (Nu.) is subdivided into 100 chhertum (Ch.).
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 88.74 BTN and 1 USD is worth 82.66 BTN.
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 Bhutan is 33.64 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density When compared to the world average, Bhutan has more ATMs.48.09 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Bhutan, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 5 socket types used in Bhutan. 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).
What hotel chains are present in Bhutan?
There are no Mariott hotels in Bhutan.
There are no Hilton hotels in Bhutan.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Bhutan.
What fast food chains are present in Bhutan?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Bhutan.
The KFC chain does not operate in Bhutan.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Bhutan.
What is the weather like in Thimphu?
Weather data for Thimphu (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 Bhutan.
Emergency phones in Bhutan
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.