North Macedonia is a country located in Southern Europe. There are 4 countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia) that North Macedonia shares its borders with. The official language of North Macedonia is Macedonian.
The national currency in North Macedonia is Macedonian denar (MKD). The denar (ден) is subdivided into 100 deni.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 61.6 MKD and 1 USD is worth 56.92 MKD.
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 North Macedonia is 65.84 Mbps and mobile is 156.59 Mbs.The global average is 179.65 Mbps and 125.35 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density When compared to the world average, North Macedonia has more ATMs.56.69 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in North Macedonia, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in North Macedonia. 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 2024, North Macedonia will celebrate 12 national public holidays.
|January 1, 2023
|New Year’s DayНова Година, Nova Godina
|January 7, 2023
|Christmas DayПрв ден Божик, Prv den Božik
|April 14, 2023Moving holiday
|Good FridayВелики Петок, Veliki Petok
|April 16, 2023Moving holiday
|Easter SundayПрв ден Велигден, Prv den Veligden
|April 17, 2023Moving holiday
|Easter MondayВтор ден Велигден, Vtor den Veligden
|May 1, 2023
|Labour DayДен на трудот, Den na trudot
|May 24, 2023
|Saints Cyril and Methodius DayСв. Кирил и Методиј, Ден на сèсловенските просветители
|August 2, 2023
|Day of the RepublicДен на Републиката, Den na Republikata
|September 8, 2023
|Independence DayДен на независноста, Den na nezavisnosta
|October 11, 2023
|Revolution DayДен на востанието, Den na vostanieto
|October 23, 2023
|Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary StruggleДен на македонската револуционерна борба,Den na makedonskata revolucionarna borba
|December 8, 2023
|Saint Clement of Ohrid DayСв. Климент Охридски, Sv. Kliment Ohridski
What hotel chains are present in North Macedonia?
There are Mariott hotels in Skopje.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in North Macedonia.
The IHG hotel chain operates in North Macedonia.
What fast food chains are present in North Macedonia?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in North Macedonia.
The KFC chain does not operate in North Macedonia.
The Burger King chain does not operate in North Macedonia.
What is the weather like in Skopje?
Weather data for Skopje (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 North Macedonia.
Emergency phones in North Macedonia
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.
Passengers under the age of 18 will not be exempt from paying import duties on tobacco goods, alcohol, or alcoholic drinks.
- 1L of distilled alcoholic and spirituous beverages with alcohol percentage over 22% or 2L of distilled alcoholic and spirituous beverages and aperitifs of wine or alcohol base, the alcohol percentage of which does not exceed 22%
- and 2L of wine
- 200 cigarettes,
- or 100 cigarillos (cigarettes with maximum weight of 3 grams per item),
- or 50 cigars,
- or 250 grams of smoking tobacco,
- or equivalent amount of different tobacco products.