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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘bon dia ’
(bone-dee'ah)
Creole
Plug type c
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 September 19, 2018 5:30AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
CFA22,000
  • Hotel room: CFA15,000
  • Rice, fish and spicy okra sauce: CFA2000
  • Imported Cristal beer: CFA600
  • Shared taxi ride in Bissau: CFA350
Midrange
CFA46,000–80,000
  • Hotel room: CFA35,000
  • Bowl of grilled oysters for two: CFA7000
  • Gin and tonic in a bar: CFA2500
  • Private taxi ride in Bissau: CFA1000
Top end (more than)
CFA80,000
  • Hotel room: CFA76,000
  • Steak in upmarket restaurant: CFA7000
  • Glass of wine: CFA3000
  • 4WD with driver, per day outside Bissau: CFA70,000

Visas

All visitors, except nationals of the Economic Community of West African States, need visas. Costs and processes vary by nationality and point of issue, and depending on who you ask.

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Getting to Guinea-Bissau

Flights to Guinea-Bissau

The best price found from United States to Guinea-Bissau is on September 29th, 2018, travelling with South African Airways. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $3949.00
OXB
Bissau

Getting around Guinea-Bissau

Despite relatively short distances as the crow flies, with eight major rivers, numerous lagoons and an archipelago of offshore islands, getting around Guinea-Bissau often entails detours and waterway crossings that can be frustratingly slow.

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