Cote d’Ivoire


Cote d’Ivoire is a West African country with beach resorts, rainforests and a French-colonial legacy. Abidjan, on the Atlantic coast, is the country’s major urban centre. Its modern landmarks include zigguratlike, concrete La Pyramide and St. Paul’s Cathedral, a swooping structure tethered to a massive cross.

North of the central business district, Banco National Park is a rainforest preserve with hiking trails. Its capital city is Yamoussoukro. Its official currency is the West African CFA franc, and its official language is French.

Why Cote d’ivoire

Ivory Coast offers some of the most beautiful beaches and bays in the world. There are also plenty of opportunities for water sports. It is an ideal way to spend your vacation in one of the most vibrant nations on the continent. Ivory Coast or Cote d’Ivoire, is an enigma wrapped in a seashell.

Things to See and Do in Belgrade

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Beaches in Grand Bassam
Banco National Park
Les Cascades de Man
L’ile Flottante
Le Katoum
Market Treichville
Plateau Mosque
Playce Shopping Mall

Typical Costs When Travelling

Accommodation – The average accommodation cost in Ivory Coast range from: 42 USD (24,000 XOF) in hostel to 83 USD (49,000 XOF) in 3 star hotel. Price per night in a luxury hotel in Ivory Coast is about 211 USD (126,000 XOF).

Food – A typical fast food meal in Ivory Coast costs 9.60 USD (5,700 XOF) for a McMeal (or equivalent combo meal) at McDonalds or BurgerKing, and 2.90 USD (1,700 XOF) for a cheeseburger. Cappuccino coffee is 2.80 USD (1,600 XOF) and espresso is 2.00 USD (1,100 XOF).

Transportation – Using public transport in Ivory Coast comes at a cost of: 0.50 USD (300 XOF) for a one-way ticket. The price for renting a car in Ivory Coast (e.g. Volkswagen Golf or Toyota Corolla) to 26,000 USD (16,000,000 XOF). If you prefer taxi, remember that the price of a taxi in Ivory Coast depends on several factors. Taxi starting price is about: 0.83 USD (500 XOF). For 1 km ride in Ivory Coast you have to pay about: 1.70 USD (1,000 XOF).

Suggested daily budget – Traveling and sightseeing in a cheap way (hostels, cheap food), you can fit into a budget from 18700 XOF (31.16 USD) to 22619 XOF (37.69 USD). On the other hand, a slightly higher standard (3-star hotel, meals in restaurants) you should expect to spend from 43713 XOF (72.84 USD) to 55842 XOF (93.05 USD). You should additionally take into account that if you are traveling alone, the cost may be slightly higher.

Money Saving Tips

Stop paying more for the service you use most Migrants pay significantly more on money transfer, mobile top-up, and international calling services than on other types of expenses. This is due to the fact that they spend more time connecting with loved ones and helping family members back home.
Language Issue Learn basic French or get a local guide: You can join in on walking tours in the city or find a local tour guide via The Lady Wanderer.
BRT, red Taxi & Boat There are several buses and port stations in the country, especially in Abidjan Plateau. This is the central business hub Prices ranges from 300 Franc to 500 Franc Boat & BRT respectively. The red taxis are way more expensive than yellow cabs and Yango combined. Either you put your bargaining barge on, or you avoid them.
Money Exchange You can either exchange at the Airport or Border (At the time of this post the Land border to Ivory Coast is closed).

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What can I expect from Cote d’Ivoire?

Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s biggest cocoa and cashew grower, is experiencing one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s best sustained economic development rates in almost a decade. Côte d’Ivoire successfully contained the COVID-19 pandemic and maintained a positive growth rate in 2020 (2%), with real GDP growth averaging 8.2% between 2012 and 2019. In 2021, the country resumed its rapid growth and continues to play an important role as a regional economic hub and host country for many people from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and internationally.


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