Mongolia

Capital Ulaanbaatar

Population 3,093,100

Area 1,564,110 km2

Key facts

Mongolia is a country located in Eastern Asia. There are 2 countries (China, Russian Federation) that Mongolia shares its borders with. The official language of Mongolia is Mongolian. Traveling across Mongolia 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, Mongolia was ranked 83rd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Mongolia is Mongolian tögrög (MNT). The tughrik (₮) is subdivided into 100 möngö.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 3789 MNT and 1 USD is worth 3499.33 MNT.

Mongolian
Banknotes

₮10₮20₮100₮500₮1000₮5000₮10000₮20000

Mongolian
Coins

₮20₮50₮100₮200₮500

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 Mongolia is 64.15 Mbps and mobile is 39.81 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Mongolia has more ATMs.47.99 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Mongolia. 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 E 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).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Mongolia will celebrate 10 national public holidays. The next one International Women’s Day will take place on March 8.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayШинэ жил (Shine jil)
March 8, 2023 International Women’s DayОлон Улсын Эмэгтэйчүүдийн Баяр
June 1, 2023 Naadam HolidayНаадам
July 11, 2023 Naadam HolidayНаадам
July 12, 2023 Naadam HolidayНаадам
July 13, 2023 Naadam HolidayНаадам
July 14, 2023 Naadam HolidayНаадам
July 15, 2023 Naadam HolidayНаадам
November 26, 2023 Republic DayУлс тунхагласны өдөр
December 29, 2023 Independence DayТусгаар Тогтнолын Өдөр

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Mongolia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Mongolia.

There are no Hilton hotels in Mongolia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Mongolia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Mongolia.

There are no Radisson hotels in Mongolia.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Mongolia.

What fast food chains are present in Mongolia?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Mongolia.

The KFC chain operates in Mongolia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Mongolia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Mongolia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Mongolia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Mongolia.

Weather

What is the weather like in Ulaanbaatar?

Today the sun in Ulaanbaatar, rises at 8:13 AM and sets at 5:59 PM. The climate of Ulaanbaatar may be categorized as a mid-latitude steppe (BSk), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 5OvercastLow: -25.3°C (-13.54°F)High: -11.7°C (10.94°F)
MondayFeb 6OvercastLow: -24.1°C (-11.38°F)High: -10.9°C (12.38°F)
TuesdayFeb 7OvercastLow: -25.4°C (-13.72°F)High: -13.7°C (7.34°F)
WednesdayFeb 8SunnyLow: -21.3°C (-6.34°F)High: -8.9°C (15.98°F)
ThursdayFeb 9Partly cloudlyLow: -20.5°C (-4.9°F)High: -8°C (17.6°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: -15.8°C (3.56°F)High: -5.8°C (21.56°F)

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

Transport

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 Mongolia.

Car Rental Sixt is available, but Avis , Hertz are not present in Mongolia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.7, Mongolia is placed 102nd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Mongolia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  155.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 21.00 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 Mongolia

105 Police
105 Ambulance
105 Fire police

Sources

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.

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