Iran 🇮🇷

Tehran

Iran is part of Asia with main city at Tehran. Official language is Persian. Iran uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:30 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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💱 Currencies Used

Iran uses the Iranian rial (symbol: ?), code IRR.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 rials. Rial is subdivided into 100 dinars. Coins come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 250, 100 and 50 rials.

🏧 ATMs

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

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Iran is on average 2.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Iran is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 307,924.58 IRR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Hamrah-e-Aval (MCI), Irancell or RighTel. Iran uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Iran 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.

📞 Calling

To call Iran, dial +, then 98 (the country code for Iran), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Iran, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

🔌 Sockets

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

🛣️ Road rules

In Iran you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 70-110 km/h (43-68 mph) on undivided highways, 70-120 km/h (43-74 mph) on motorways and 70-120 km/h (43-74 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

110

Ambulance

115

Fire department

125, 123

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Last updated: July 13, 2019