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Benin Essentials

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West African CFA Franc (XOF)
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Time Zone
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Avg. Salary
F CFA 1,660,000 per year
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Calling Code
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Socket Type
C and E (220 V/50 Hz)
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United States

Many visa fees depend on your citizenship, or if you have multiple citizenships, the citizenship you use to travel.
United States

Some countries have lower visa fees or other special access for travelers who have legal residence in certain countries, even without citizenship.

Requirements for a citizen of United States


Last updated: May 17, 2022

Benin charges a non-refundable fee of $65.00 USD to apply for the Tourism.

You can get the Tourism through Atlys for a small additional charge of only $50.00 USD. We make it easy for you by handling all the requirements for you, dealing with the visa bureaucracy of Benin, and following up to make sure your application gets approved.

Visa Fee Information

Cost of Living Comparison

CategoryUnited StatesBeninDifference
Meal, Inexpensive RestaurantF CFA 2,000
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-courseF CFA 17,000
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)F CFA 3,500
Milk (regular), (1 liter)F CFA 1,025
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)F CFA 833
Eggs (regular) (12)F CFA 1,120
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)F CFA 1,000
Gasoline (1 liter)F CFA 535
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)F CFA 4,000,000

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Local Guidelines & Protocols

Government measures: Restrictions in place

Although restrictions are lifting gradually, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of mask: Required

Face masks are required in public spaces and on public transport.

Public transportation: Restrictions in place

Public transport is operating at 50% capacity.

Restaurants: Restrictions in place

Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars: Restrictions in place

Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs: Restrictions in place

Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Shops: Restrictions in place

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Opening hours may vary due to local guidelines.

Source: Government, Republic of Benin

Benin COVID-19 Statistics

Last Updated 5/16/2022

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Learn when you'll get your visa

You will receive your visa by:

May 24, 2022 if submitted today

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