Cotonou

Cotonou, Benin
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Climate & Best time to visit Cotonou

Climate in Cotonou:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
2
3
6
9
14
18
11
9
14
13
5
1

Best time to visit Cotonou:

Dry Season (November to April): This period is considered the dry season in Benin. The weather is generally drier, and temperatures are more moderate, making it a favorable time for travel and exploration. It's ideal for visiting cultural sites, such as the historic city of Ouidah and the Royal Palaces of Abomey.

Rainy Season (May to October): Benin experiences its rainy season during these months. While the rain can bring lush greenery and is a good time for agriculture, travel might be more challenging due to heavy rainfall and potential flooding.

Money & Prices

Currency in Benin:

CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)

How expensive is a trip to Cotonou?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
5.82 USD
Fast food meal:
9.23 USD
Mid-range meal:
12.88 USD
Bottle of water:
0.76 USD
Soft drink:
0.71 USD
Cappuccino:
4.40 USD
Local Beer:
1.50 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.69 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.51 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Benin general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)

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