Landscape view of Cape Verde

Cape Verde πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»


Western Africa, Africa

Cape Verde is part of Africa with capital at Praia. Official language is Portuguese. Cape Verde uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC-01:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Cape Verde uses the Cape Verdean escudo (symbol: $), code CVE.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 200 escudos. Escudo is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 escudos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Cape Verde. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Cape Verde is on average 4.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Cape Verde is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,822.92 CVE, which includes 6 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: CV MΓ³vel or t+ (Unitel T-Mais). Cape Verde uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Cape Verde upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Cape Verde, dial +, then 238 (the country code for Cape Verde), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Cape Verde, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Cape Verde uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

πŸ†˜ Emergency





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Last updated: April 19, 2019