Georgia

Capital Tbilisi

Population 3,720,400

Area 69,700 km2

Key facts

Georgia is a country located in Western Asia. There are 4 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Turkey) that Georgia shares its borders with. The official language of Georgia is Georgian. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Georgian.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Georgia was ranked 50th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Georgia is Georgian Lari (GEL). The lari (ლ) is subdivided into 100 tetri.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2.76 GEL and 1 USD is worth 2.81 GEL.

Georgian
Banknotes

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Georgian
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 Georgia is 29.21 Mbps and mobile is 41.28 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Georgia has more ATMs than most other countries.90.89 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Georgia. 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 F 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 Georgia?

There are Mariott hotels in Tbilisi.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Georgia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Georgia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Georgia.

There are Radisson hotels in 3 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Georgia.

What fast food chains are present in Georgia?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Georgia.

The McDonald's chain operates in Georgia.

The KFC chain operates in Georgia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Georgia.

The Subway chain operates in Georgia.

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

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Georgia.

Weather

Today the sun in Tbilisi, rises at 7:00 AM and sets at 6:37 PM. The climate of Tbilisi may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 16.1°C (60.98°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
ThursdayOct 6Rain showersLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 24.2°C (75.56°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 17.6°C (63.68°F)High: 23.6°C (74.48°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 16.4°C (61.52°F)High: 19.7°C (67.46°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 16.6°C (61.88°F)High: 18.6°C (65.48°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 15.7°C (60.26°F)High: 23.1°C (73.58°F)

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

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Tbilisi.

Taxi Apps Uber is not available in Georgia. You can use Bolt in 9 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Georgia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.9, Georgia is placed 69th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Georgia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  236.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2014.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 12.40 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Georgia

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 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 legal.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Georgia?

Currently, citizens of 94 countries can enter Georgia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Georgia.

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