Benin is part of Africa with main city at
Porto Novo. Its Least Developed country with a
population of 11M people. The main currency is West African CFA franc. The languages
spoken are French. the Republic of Benin is the formal name of Benin It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs,
languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed 🌤️ ~26.61 °C 🌧 ~2.08 mm 👨👩👦👦 11M people
⚠️ Travel advice
fiber_manual_record Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our travel advice for Benin. There’s new information on border closures with Nigeria. We haven't changed our overall level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Benin overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
issued date: October 16, 2019
Benin uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
The languages that are typically spoken are French
💱 Currencies Used
Benin uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Benin. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.