Capital Dili

Population 1,167,242

Area 14,874 km2

Key facts

Timor-Leste is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. Timor-Leste has only one border country: Indonesia. The official language of Timor-Leste is Portuguese.

The national currency in Timor-Leste is United States dollar (USD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (¢).

East Timorese


East Timorese


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 Timor-Leste is 14.3 Mbps and mobile is 10.72 Mbs.The global average is 187.01 Mbps and 128.37 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Timor-Leste.13.39 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

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

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Timor-Leste. 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 E 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).


What hotel chains are present in Timor-Leste?

There are no Mariott hotels in Timor-Leste.

There are no Hilton hotels in Timor-Leste.

There are no IHG hotels in Timor-Leste.

There are no Best Western hotels in Timor-Leste.

There are no Radisson hotels in Timor-Leste.

There are no Accor hotels in Timor-Leste.

What fast food chains are present in Timor-Leste?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Timor-Leste.

The KFC chain does not operate in Timor-Leste.

The Burger King chain operates in Timor-Leste.

The Subway chain does not operate in Timor-Leste.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Timor-Leste.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Timor-Leste.


What is the weather like in Dili?

Today the sun in Dili, rises at 6:39 AM and sets at 6:32 PM. The climate of Dili may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

FridayApr 19Rain showersLow: 25.2°C (77.36°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
SaturdayApr 20OvercastLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 30.1°C (86.18°F)
SundayApr 21OvercastLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 29.7°C (85.46°F)
MondayApr 22Rain showersLow: 25.6°C (78.08°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)
TuesdayApr 23OvercastLow: 25.3°C (77.54°F)High: 28.6°C (83.48°F)
WednesdayApr 24OvercastLow: 25.6°C (78.08°F)High: 30.2°C (86.36°F)

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


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Timor-Leste.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Timor-Leste.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side No data available.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 11.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

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

Emergency phones in Timor-Leste

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police


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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