Paraguay

Capital Asunción

Population 6,854,536

Area 406,752 km2

Key facts

Paraguay is a country located in South America. There are 3 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil) that Paraguay shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Spanish and Guarani. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Spanish.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Paraguay was ranked 44th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Paraguay is Paraguayan guaraní (PYG). The guarani (₲) is subdivided into 100 céntimo.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 6956.63 PYG and 1 USD is worth 7082.51 PYG.

Paraguayan
Banknotes

₲1000₲2000₲5000₲10000₲20000₲50000₲100000

Paraguayan
Coins

₲50₲100₲500₲1000

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 Paraguay is 91.83 Mbps and mobile is 22.21 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Paraguay.25.97 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

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

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Paraguay. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 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).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Paraguay will celebrate 12 national public holidays. The next one Virgin of Caacupe will take place on December 8.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
March 1, 2022Heroes' dayDia de los héroes
April 14, 2022Moving holidayMaundy ThursdayJueves Santo
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayViernes Santo
May 1, 2022Labour DayDía de los Trabajadores
May 14, 2022Paraguayan IndependenceIndependencia
May 15, 2022Paraguayan IndependenceIndependencia
June 12, 2022Chaco ArmisticeDia de la Paz del Chaco
August 15, 2022Founding of AsunciónFundación de Asunción
September 29, 2022Boqueron Battle Victory DayVictoria de Boquerón
December 8, 2022Virgin of CaacupeVirgen de Caacupé
December 25, 2022Christmas DayDía de Navidad

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Paraguay?

There are no Mariott hotels in Paraguay.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Paraguay.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Paraguay.

There are no Best Western hotels in Paraguay.

There are no Radisson hotels in Paraguay.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Paraguay.

What fast food chains are present in Paraguay?

Sopa paraguaya are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Paraguay. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Paraguay below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Paraguay.

The KFC chain operates in Paraguay.

The Burger King chain operates in Paraguay.

The Subway chain does not operate in Paraguay.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Paraguay.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Paraguay.

Weather

Today the sun in Asunción, rises at 6:24 AM and sets at 6:53 PM. The climate of Asunción may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 20.1°C (68.18°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 17.8°C (64.04°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)
FridayOct 7Partly cloudlyLow: 13.4°C (56.12°F)High: 26.3°C (79.34°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 13.9°C (57.02°F)High: 30.7°C (87.26°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 13.6°C (56.48°F)High: 19.8°C (67.64°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 11.7°C (53.06°F)High: 23.4°C (74.12°F)

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

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 2 cities. You can use Bolt in 2 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Paraguay.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.8, Paraguay is placed 96th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Paraguay traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  625.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2016.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 22.00 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 Paraguay

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Decriminalized up to 10g
Medical usage: Illegal

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Paraguay?

Currently, citizens of 67 countries can enter Paraguay 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 Paraguay.

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