Safety & Security

  • Abidjan is safe to visit. Take the usual precautions.



  • Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (XOF). Exchange rate approximately US$1 = CFA(XOF) 588.00.


Mobile Phone

  • If you have a GSM mobile phone, you can buy SIM cards from CFA2500 (approximately $5).
  • Street stalls also sell top-up vouchers from CFA550. Calls generally cost between CFA25 and CFA150 per minute.
  • The Orange network is reliable and accessible in most parts of the country, even some rural areas, although it can be expensive.



  • It is not recommended that you drink tap water during your stay in Abidjan; bottled water is readily available.



  • The power supply in Côte d’Ivoire is rated 220-240V/50Hz. Plugs/sockets are the two-pin “Type C or E” Europlug.