Montenegro

Capital Podgorica

Population 621,810

Area 13,812 km2

Key facts

Montenegro is a country located in Southern Europe. There are 4 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia) that Montenegro shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian.

The national currency in Montenegro is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today's currency rate, 1 USD is worth 1.02 EUR.

Montenegrin
Banknotes

€5€10€20€50€100€200€500

Montenegrin
Coins

€1€25c10c20c50c1c2c

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 Montenegro is 65.57 Mbps and mobile is 46.92 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Montenegro has more ATMs than most other countries.81.64 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Montenegro. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 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 2022, Montenegro will celebrate 20 national public holidays. The next one Catholic All Saints' Day will take place on November 1.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNova godina
January 2, 2022New Year's DayNova godina
January 6, 2022Orthodox Christmas EveBadnji dan
January 7, 2022Orthodox Christmas DayBožić
January 8, 2022Orthodox Christmas DayBožić
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayVeliki petak
April 17, 2022Moving holidayEaster SundayUskrs
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayUskrs
April 22, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayVaskrs
April 25, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayVaskrs
May 1, 2022Labour DayPraznik rada
May 2, 2022Labour DayPraznik rada
May 21, 2022Independence DayDan nezavisnosti
May 22, 2022Independence DayDan nezavisnosti
July 13, 2022Statehood DayDan državnosti
July 14, 2022Statehood DayDan državnosti
November 1, 2022Catholic All Saints' DaySvi Sveti
December 24, 2022Catholic Christmas EveBadnji dan
December 25, 2022Catholic Christmas DayBožić
December 26, 2022Catholic St. Stephen's DayBožić

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Montenegro?

There are no Mariott hotels in Montenegro.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Montenegro.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Montenegro.

There are no Best Western hotels in Montenegro.

There are no Radisson hotels in Montenegro.

There are no Accor hotels in Montenegro.

What fast food chains are present in Montenegro?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Montenegro.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Montenegro.

The KFC chain does not operate in Montenegro.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Montenegro.

The Subway chain does not operate in Montenegro.

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

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Montenegro.

Weather

Today the sun in Podgorica, rises at 6:43 AM and sets at 6:19 PM. The climate of Podgorica may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 10.9°C (51.62°F)High: 21.7°C (71.06°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 8.8°C (47.84°F)High: 23.4°C (74.12°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 11.4°C (52.52°F)High: 25.4°C (77.72°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 11.1°C (51.98°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 11.9°C (53.42°F)High: 25.6°C (78.08°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 14.2°C (57.56°F)High: 25°C (77°F)

Weather data for Podgorica (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 Montenegro.

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

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 2.7, Montenegro is placed 121st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Montenegro traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  50.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 7.60 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 Montenegro

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.

Travellers younger than 17 years of age cannot exercise the right of exemption from payment of customs duties.

Alcohol allowance

  • 2l of wine in total and 1l of spirits

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes or
  • 50 cigars or
  • 100 cigarillos or
  • 250g of tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Montenegro?

Currently, citizens of 97 countries can enter Montenegro without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Montenegro.

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