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Country general info


  • Local time

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is on the East Africa Time (UTC +3), Standard Time.

  • Weather

Addis Ababa has a mild climate year round. From October to February, it’s a dry season. The average annual temperature in Addis Ababa is 16 degrees Celsius with a high about 20-25 degrees Celsius and a low of 5-10 degrees Celsius. The city is located at a high altitude so drinking lots of water at all times is highly recommended.

  • Currency

The unit of the Ethiopian currency is the Birr (Br). There are 1; 5; 10; 50; 100 birr bills. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 santim (1/100 of Birr) and 1 Birr. Banking hours may vary, but most business hours are from 08:30 to 5:30. All banks carry the same exchange rates and it is illegal to convert your currency outside of official banks.

  • Electricity

The standard voltage in Ethiopia is 220 V. The types of sockets or outlets that are used are the continental European standard socket.

  • Emergency Numbers

Police: 911
Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services: 939


Comment (1)

  1. Kevin
    4 months ago

    Well planed

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