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Monaco

Monaco Monaco

Population: 38.400 people
Region: Western Europe (Search on Google maps)
Capital: Monaco
Country Code: MC

Money in Monaco

Currencie(s): Euro

  • 1 Euro = 1.09 $
  • 1 Euro = 0.88 £

Should I exchange money before I travel? Although this depends on many factors, including which currencies you want to convert and which country you are travelling from, generally speaking exchanging your money AFTER you travel will provide you with a more favourable exchange rate.

The rule is simple: the more common the currency is, the cheaper it will be. So, for example, if you are travelling from the UK to Monaco and want to buy some Euro here, you will pay less for it in Monaco, as this is the currency that you will find everywhere. At the same time your GBP will become rare and valuable, which means that you will get more money for them.

Looking for advice about exchanging Euro? Discover our tips in our article about currency exchange.

Language in Monaco

Language(s): French
You may find that there are some English speaking residents at your place of stay; especially if you are going to a highly populated tourist area. This doesn’t mean that you should speak English however; It's always appreciated when tourists know a few words or sentences in French. It just shows that you’re interested in the culture, that you’re willing to put effort into it and it will guarantee you a smile from the waiter/waitress when ordering food.

Here are a few basic lines to get you started:

  • Yes = Oui
  • No = Non
  • Thank You = Merci
  • Hello = Bonjour
  • Do you speak English? = Parlez vous anglais?
  • Please = S'il vous plaît
  • Bye = Au revoir
  • Excuse Me = Pardon
  • Where is the Bathroom? = Où se trouvent les toilettes?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = Quel est votre nom? (Mon nom est)

TIP: You can use wordhippo.com to learn how to pronounce a sentence in French. Are you Interested to learn more phrases that might help you during your travel? Learn about them in our article with the most used phrases used while travelling.

Food & Drinks in Monaco

Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste the national dish: Barbaguian

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Monaco is 18.

Religion in Monaco

The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 90%

From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.

Sex & Relationships in Monaco

Age of Consent: 15 years.
At the age of 15, an individual is considered mature enough in Monaco to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Monaco.

Monaco scores a -1/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Monaco are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

Other practical tips for Monaco

Timezone: UTC+01:00
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in Monaco – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Remember: this country uses the metric system. Depending where you're from - distances, speed, and liquid quantities might be differend from the system you're used to. Find out how you should convert this unit system.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / E / F
When travelling to Monaco, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / E / F. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!

Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between -0.6 and 8°C (31 and 46.4°F)

List of cities in Monaco

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