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 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 🌤️ ~26.06 °C 🌧 ~189.79 mm 👨👩👦👦 11M people
⚠️ Travel advice
fiber_manual_record High degree of caution
We've updated our travel advice for Benin with new information on border closures with Nigeria (see Entry and exit). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Benin overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Do not travel to Border areas with Burkina Faso, Pendjari and W National Park, Mékrou and Djona hunting zones. Reconsider your need to travel to Border areas with Niger and 70 km of the border with Nigeria in Alibori and Borgou regions.
issued date: August 28, 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.