- Local time
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is on the East Africa Time (UTC +3), Standard Time.
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.
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.
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
Emergencies for Fire, Rescue & Hospital Services: 939