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Tourists to Yerevan and Armenia should be aware of some of the general information on this page.

Food: The Armenian kitchen resembles the European kitchen. Different kinds of cheese, bread, alcohol, soft drinks and other widespread foods are available. There are a lot of restaurants, snack-bars and cafes, offering both traditional and European meals. Costs vary, but generally eating-out is affordable and much cheaper than in the Western Countries. Service is usually included in the prices, though it is customary to tip 5 percent to 10 percent.

Working hours: State organizations are closed on Saturdays and Sundays and mainly work from 09:00 – 17:30 (18:00). Banks are open weekdays from 09:00 to 18:00. Fairs, markets and most of the stores run every day, all year round.

Power supply: The electrical current in the Republic of Armenia is 220 V, 50 Hz alternating current; wall outlets take continental-type plugs, with two round prongs. To use US-purchased electric-powered equipment, bring a converter and an adapter.

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