Iran

Capital Tehran

Population 79,369,900

Area 1,648,195 km2

Key facts

Iran is a country located in Southern Asia. There are 7 countries (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan) that Iran shares its borders with. The official language of Iran is Persian (Farsi). Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Persian (Farsi).

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Iran was ranked 58th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Iran is Iranian rial (IRR). The rial is subdivided into 100 dinar.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 41499.07 IRR and 1 USD is worth 42249.98 IRR.

Iranian
Banknotes

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Iranian
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 Iran is 23.23 Mbps and mobile is 41.28 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Iran has more ATMs than most other countries.88.65 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Iran. 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 Iran?

There are no Mariott hotels in Iran.

There are no Hilton hotels in Iran.

There are no IHG hotels in Iran.

There are no Best Western hotels in Iran.

There are no Radisson hotels in Iran.

There are no Accor hotels in Iran.

What fast food chains are present in Iran?

Chelo kabab, Ghormeh sabzi are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Iran. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Iran below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Iran.

The KFC chain does not operate in Iran.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Iran.

The Subway chain does not operate in Iran.

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

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Iran.

Weather

Today the sun in Tehran, rises at 5:31 AM and sets at 5:14 PM. The climate of Tehran may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5SunnyLow: 20.9°C (69.62°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
ThursdayOct 6SunnyLow: 20.2°C (68.36°F)High: 30.5°C (86.9°F)
FridayOct 7Partly cloudlyLow: 19°C (66.2°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
SaturdayOct 8SunnyLow: 17.4°C (63.32°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 17°C (62.6°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 18°C (64.4°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)

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

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in 5 cities.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Iran.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Iran.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.6, Iran is placed 39th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Iran traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  159.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2004.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 21.50 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 Iran

110 Police
125 Ambulance
125 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

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

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Tobacco allowance

Each passenger is authorized to bring along one box of cigarette containing 200 ordinary cigarettes or 50 cheroot This figure for tobacco is 250 g for each passenger.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Iran?

Currently, citizens of 15 countries can enter Iran 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 Iran.

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