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 7739.74 PYG and 1 USD is worth 7212.59 PYG.
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 104.23 Mbps and mobile is 24.8 Mbs.The global average is 159.18 Mbps and 109.61 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Paraguay.25.87 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.69.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Paraguay, a passport or ID is required as identification.
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.
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 2023, Paraguay will celebrate 12 national public holidays. The next one Chaco Armistice will take place on June 12.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|March 1, 2023||Heroes’ dayDia de los héroes|
|April 6, 2023Moving holiday||Maundy ThursdayJueves Santo|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayViernes Santo|
|May 1, 2023||Labour DayDía de los Trabajadores|
|May 14, 2023||Paraguayan IndependenceIndependencia|
|May 15, 2023||Paraguayan IndependenceIndependencia|
|June 12, 2023||Chaco ArmisticeDia de la Paz del Chaco|
|August 15, 2023||Founding of AsunciónFundación de Asunción|
|September 29, 2023||Boqueron Battle Victory DayVictoria de Boquerón|
|December 8, 2023||Virgin of CaacupeVirgen de Caacupé|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayDía de Navidad|
- EF English Proficiency Index (EF Education First)
- Speedtest Global Index® (Ookla®)
- Automated teller machines (ATMs) (per 100,000 adults) (The World Bank Group)
- Registration Policies Per Country (Prepaid Data SIM Card Wiki)
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?
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.
- Country by National Dish (Samson Daniel)
What is the weather like in Asunción?
Weather data for Asunción (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
- List of high-speed railway lines (Wikipedia)
- List of metro systems (Wikipedia)
- Left- and right-hand traffic (Wikipedia)
- The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016: Road connectivity (World Economic Forum)
Emergency phones in Paraguay
- Paraguay Travel Advisory (United States: Department of State)
- Travel Advice for Paraguay (United Kingdom: The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
- Mortality caused by road traffic injury (The World Bank Group)
- Corruption & Economic Crime (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
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
- List of smoking bans (Wikipedia)
- Legality of cannabis (Wikipedia)