Capital South Tarawa

Population 113,400

Area 811 km2

Key facts

Kiribati is a country located in Micronesia. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in Kiribati. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Kiribati.

The national currency in Kiribati is Australian dollar (AUD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).





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, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Kiribati.14.35 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Kiribati without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Kiribati. 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 I 240 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 Kiribati?

There are no Mariott hotels in Kiribati.

There are no Hilton hotels in Kiribati.

There are no IHG hotels in Kiribati.

There are no Best Western hotels in Kiribati.

There are no Radisson hotels in Kiribati.

There are no Accor hotels in Kiribati.

What fast food chains are present in Kiribati?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Kiribati.

The KFC chain does not operate in Kiribati.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Kiribati.

The Subway chain does not operate in Kiribati.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Kiribati.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Kiribati.


What is the weather like in South Tarawa?

Today the sun in South Tarawa, rises at 6:37 AM and sets at 6:41 PM. The climate of South Tarawa may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen’s classification system.

FridayMay 31OvercastLow: 29.2°C (84.56°F)High: 30°C (86°F)
SaturdayJun 1Partly cloudlyLow: 29°C (84.2°F)High: 29.8°C (85.64°F)
SundayJun 2Partly cloudlyLow: 28.5°C (83.3°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
MondayJun 3Partly cloudlyLow: 29°C (84.2°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
TuesdayJun 4Partly cloudlyLow: 29°C (84.2°F)High: 29.6°C (85.28°F)
WednesdayJun 5OvercastLow: 28.9°C (84.02°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)

Weather data for South Tarawa (capital city) by


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 Kiribati.

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

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Kiribati traffic is left-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 1.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Kiribati

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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