Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 911
  • Police: 911
  • Fire dept: 911

Compulsory vaccinations: none
Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis B, polio, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

No problem

Doctor consultation fees
consultation with a general practitioner from $80 to $100, consultation with a specialist: from $150
Quality of public medical facilities
Tap water
safe to drink

Practical information

Washington DC
Major towns and cities
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix
Official languages
American English
USD 14,545 billion
305 million
9,363,123 km²

American dollar (USD)
Check the exchange rate

Time zone
UTC -5 to -10
Country code
+1 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Detroit Metro (DTW), New York La Guardia (LGA), Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall (BWI), Charlotte-Douglas (CLT), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL), John F Kennedy (New York) (JFK), Lambert–St Louis (STL), Logan Boston (BOS), Louis Armstrong New Orleans (MSY), McCarran Las Vegas (LAS), Newark Liberty (EWR), O'Hare Chicago (ORD), Tampa (TPA), Washington Dulles (IAD), Honolulu (HNL), Oakland (OAK), Orlando (MCO), Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky (CVG), Cleveland Hopkins (CLE), Denver (DEN), Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood (FLL), Jacksonville (JAX), Kansas City (MCI), Los Angeles (LAX), Memphis (MEM), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis - St Paul (MSP), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX), Pittsburgh (PIT), Portland (PDX), Salt Lake City (SLC), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (Norman Y. Mineta) (SJC), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), Washington Ronald Reagan (DCA)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

New Year
4 July: Independence Day
31 October: Halloween
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving

Temperate climate in most regions except for Hawaii, Florida and Alaska
Best time to visit
New York: May to June and September to October West: Grand Canyon, California: April to September South: Florida: January to April Centre: April to June and September to October
Best places to visit

American Indian Sites
Boston and Cape Cod
California State Route 1 (Highway 1)
Crater Lake (Oregon)
Grand Canyon National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Memphis and Graceland
Monument Valley (Arizona)
New Orleans
New York
Niagara Falls
San Francisco and Wine Country
The Crazy Horse Memorial (South Dakota)
The Pike Place Market in Seattle
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite Valley

$1,300 /month for a studio apartment in Washington and $3,500/month in New York


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