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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘marhaban ’
( mar-ha-ban )
Arabic
‘selam ’
( say-lahm )
Tigrinya
Plug combo cl
Electricity
230V/50hz
Oct-May
Best time to go
Winter
26°C / 79°F
Current Weather
Rain
More on weather

Money and costs

Currency
Ethopia Birr (ETB)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 10, 2018 11:18AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
nfa500
  • Double room in a budget hotel: nfa150–375
  • Fast food meal: nfa40–75
  • Tea in a small cafe: nfa2–5
  • Local bus in Asmara: nfa2
Midrange
nfa500–1500
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: nfa375–1125
  • Pizza or pasta: nfa100–120
  • Coffee at a historic cafe: nfa20
  • Taxi to a village near Asmara: nfa400
Top end (more than)
nfa1500
  • Double room in a restored colonial-era hotel: from nfa1125
  • Eritrean curry with injera: nfa200–300
  • Drink at a dance club: nfa150–300
  • Daily car hire and driver: nfa3000 or more

Visas

Most foreign nationals require visas from the Eritrean embassy or consulate accredited to their home country before they depart from that country.

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When to go and weather

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mmin
ERI
Asmara
Go Oct–May
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F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
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D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

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