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 3751.73 MNT and 1 USD is worth 3450.46 MNT.
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 74.43 Mbps and mobile is 53.48 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density When compared to the world average, Mongolia has more ATMs.45.79 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Mongolia, a passport or ID is required as identification.
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.
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).
In the year 2023, Mongolia will celebrate 10 national public holidays. The next one Independence Day will take place on December 29.
|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|
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.
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.
What is the weather like in Ulaanbaatar?
Weather data for Ulaanbaatar (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 Mongolia.
Emergency phones in Mongolia
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.