Tajikistan

Capital Dushanbe

Population 8,593,600

Area 143,100 km2

Key facts

Tajikistan is a country located in Central Asia. There are 4 countries (Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan) that Tajikistan shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Tajik and Russian. Traveling across Tajikistan 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, Tajikistan was ranked 103rd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Tajikistan is Tajikistani somoni (TJS). The somoni is subdivided into 100 diram.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 9.67 TJS and 1 USD is worth 9.85 TJS.

Tadzhik
Banknotes

1diram5diram20diram50diram1somoni3somoni5somoni10somoni20somoni50somoni100somoni200somoni500somoni

Tadzhik
Coins

5diram10diram20diram25diram50diram1somoni3somoni5somoni

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 Tajikistan is 52.85 Mbps and mobile is 16.47 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Tajikistan.21.48 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Tajikistan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  Type I 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 Tajikistan?

There are no Mariott hotels in Tajikistan.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Tajikistan.

There are no IHG hotels in Tajikistan.

There are no Best Western hotels in Tajikistan.

There are no Radisson hotels in Tajikistan.

There are no Accor hotels in Tajikistan.

What fast food chains are present in Tajikistan?

O'sh (pilaf) are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Tajikistan. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Tajikistan below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Tajikistan.

The KFC chain does not operate in Tajikistan.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Tajikistan.

The Subway chain does not operate in Tajikistan.

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

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Tajikistan.

Weather

Today the sun in Dushanbe, rises at 6:22 AM and sets at 6:03 PM. The climate of Dushanbe may be categorized as a , according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Partly cloudlyLow: 9.4°C (48.92°F)High: 26.6°C (79.88°F)
ThursdayOct 6Partly cloudlyLow: 10.2°C (50.36°F)High: 25.1°C (77.18°F)
FridayOct 7SunnyLow: 6.5°C (43.7°F)High: 25.7°C (78.26°F)
SaturdayOct 8SunnyLow: 7.5°C (45.5°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
SundayOct 9SunnyLow: 7.2°C (44.96°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
MondayOct 10SunnyLow: 6.2°C (43.16°F)High: 26.6°C (79.88°F)

Weather data for Dushanbe (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 Tajikistan.

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

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.1, Tajikistan is placed 115th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Tajikistan traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  47.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2011.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 15.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Tajikistan

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 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.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Tajikistan?

Currently, citizens of 87 countries can enter Tajikistan 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 Tajikistan.

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