Kyrgyzstan is a country located in Central Asia. There are 4 countries (China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) that Kyrgyzstan shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Kyrgyz and Russian. Traveling across Kyrgyzstan 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, Kyrgyzstan was ranked 101st out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Kyrgyzstan is Kyrgyzstani som (KGS). The som (лв) is subdivided into 100 tyiyn.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 96.97 KGS and 1 USD is worth 89.19 KGS.
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 Kyrgyzstan is 62.98 Mbps and mobile is 37.82 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Kyrgyzstan is close to the world average.42.31 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Kyrgyzstan, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Kyrgyzstan. 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 Kyrgyzstan?
There are no Mariott hotels in Kyrgyzstan.
There are no Hilton hotels in Kyrgyzstan.
There are no IHG hotels in Kyrgyzstan.
What fast food chains are present in Kyrgyzstan?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Kyrgyzstan.
The KFC chain operates in Kyrgyzstan.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Kyrgyzstan.
What is the weather like in Bishkek?
Weather data for Bishkek (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Kyrgyzstan.
Emergency phones in Kyrgyzstan
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.