Benin travel guide



Benin is located in Sub-Saharan Africa part of Africa. It's total area is 113K km² and 27.8% of it is forest area. As of 2021 it has a total population of 13M. 49% lives in cities whereas 51% lives in rural areas.

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💬 Languages

French is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is West African CFA franc [1 USD = 605.856 XOF].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Benin, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %6.135640293]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 607 ATM's in Benin.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 337K tourists arrived to Benin. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Benin economy with a total of 175M $ income (%4.5).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is 🐢average with 20.65 Mbps. Broadband is 🐌slow with 15.55 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (1.22 / 10)

Broadband (0.69 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 28 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (January, February and March) average is 🔥 29 °C and very hot. Current season (winter) is 🔥 27 °C and very hot.
Yearly average28 °C 🔥
3 month average29 °C 🔥
Spring average30 °C 🔥
Summer average26 °C 🔥
Fall average27 °C 🔥
Winter average27 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2021, gross national income (GNI) was 18B $ and with %8.1 increase GNI per capita was 1.4K $. In 2021, consumer inflation was calculated as %1.7.

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