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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘as-salāmu ʿalaykum ’
( us-saa-laam-muu-ah-lay-kum )
Algerian Arabic and Berber
‘marhaban ’
( mar ha ban )
Algerian Arabic
‘bonjour ’
( bohn-zhoor )
French
Plug combo cf
Electricity
230V/50hz
Mar-May
Oct-Nov
Best time to go
Spring
Autumn
Friday
HRS
18
18
MINS
20
20
Current Time
GMT +2

Money and costs

Currency
Dinars (DZD)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated July 04, 2019 10:47AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$75
  • Hotel room: $45
  • Kebab: $5
  • Mint tea: $1
  • Algiers metro ticket: 50¢
Midrange
$75–120
  • Hotel room: $85
  • Two-course dinner: $15
  • Beer at a bar: $3
  • Short taxi ride: $5
Top end (more than)
$120
  • Hotel room: $200
  • Two-course dinner: $25
  • Glass of wine: $7
  • Driver and car for a day: $70

Visas

Everyone except nationals of Morocco, Tunisia and Malaysia needs a visa, and getting one can be a frustrating experience. Visas are not available on arrival.

Get the latest visa advice for Algeria from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to Algeria

Getting around Algeria

Algeria is Africa's largest country, so distances can be vast and journey times very long. This is especially true in the southern desert regions where hundreds of kilometres of sand and rock can separate minor settlements. In the northern part of the country, where most people live, the transport network is much more comprehensive, and road, rail and air links are generally good.

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