Helpful Macedonia Travel Tips

You probably didn’t hear that there’s a country named Macedonia before. But you would be surprised by the history and natural beauty of this small piece of land. Are you planning to visit Macedonia soon? Then you might need some helpful travel tips and suggestions before you visit. Good news, you’re in the right place! Here, you'll find everything you need to know before visiting.

Basic Information About Macedonia

1. Population

Macedonia is home to 2 million people. Around 64.2% of the total population consists of ethnic Macedonians. The main minority ethnic groups are Albanians, Turks, Romani, Serbs, Bosniaks, Aromanians.

2. Official Language

The official language is Macedonians, a South Slavic language.

3. Currency

Macedonia's official currency is the Macedonian denar (currency code MKD). One Euro/US dollars is equal to roughly 54-61 MKD.

4. Geography

With a territory of 25,713 square kilometers, Macedonia is the 37th largest country in Europe. Macedonia shares its border with Serbia to the North, Kosovo to the northwest, Bulgaria to the east, Greece  to the south, and Albania to the west. Macedonia is a landlock country but has an Island.

5. Climate

Macedonia has a Mediterranean to continental climate with four different seasons. The winters (November- March) regularly have temperatures below 0 while the summers are relatively hot with the average temperature ranging between 30 and 35 °C.

6. Economy & Budget

Macedonia is an upper-middle income country with a mixed economy. The average monthly income is MKD 26,836  (435 Euros), making Macedonia a budget-friendly country for European standards. Backpackers can survive with around $30 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $50 and $70 per day on average.

7. Capital 

Skopje is the capital city of Macedonia with total population of 800,000.

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