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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘bonjour’
(bon zhoor)
French
Plug combo ce
Electricity
220V/50hz
Nov-Feb
Best time to go
Dry

Money and costs

Currency
Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (XOF)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 04, 2019 2:25PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
CFA20,000
  • Basic hotel room: from CFA15,000
  • Plate of poisson braisé (grilled fish): from CFA2000
  • Coffee from street vendor: CFA200
  • Shared taxi in Abidjan: CFA300
Midrange
CFA45,000–55,000
  • Hotel room with air-con: from CFA30,000
  • Main dishes: CFA4000–8000
  • Glass of wine: CFA3000
  • Private taxi hire (per hour): CFA3500
Top end (more than)
CFA70,000
  • Hotel room with mod cons: from CFA60,000
  • Main dishes: from CFA8000
  • Cocktail in nightclub: CFA5500
  • 4x4 rental per day: CFA65,000 (plus petrol)

Visas

Everyone except Ecowas (Economic Community of West African States) nationals must arrange a visa in advance.

Visas can be extended at La Sureté Nationale in Abidjan.

Get the latest visa advice for Côte d'Ivoire from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to Côte d'Ivoire

Flights to Côte d'Ivoire

The best price found from United States to Côte d'Ivoire is on August 15th, 2019, travelling with Ethiopian Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $582.00
ABJ
Abidjan

Getting around Côte d'Ivoire

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

There are baby-changing facilities in the more upmarket places in Abidjan. Little walking goes on in the big cities, and people are rarely seen with prams. It is easy to find nappies (diapers) in most supermarkets.Little ones will enjoy splashing...

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Working and volunteering

Individuals moving to work in Côte d'Ivoire will need a work permit, which is obtained through the employer. If you change jobs within Côte d'Ivoire, your work permit will need to be renewed with each new employer.

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