Information About the United States
Official name : The United States of America
Land Area : 9 370 000 km²
Population: 305 million inhabitants
Capital: Washington DC (607.000 inhabitants)
Ethnicity: White (74%), African American (12%), Hispanic (9%), Asian (3%), India (0,8%)
Languages: English and other languages (primarily Spanish)
Protestant (56%), Roman Catholic (28%), Jewish (2%), Muslim (1%)
Political System: Federal Republic Comprised of 50 States
Barack H. Obama
Time Zones: GMT - 5H (Standard Eastern), GMT - 6H (Central Standard) GMT
7H (Mountain Standard), GMT - 8 (Standard Pacific).
Electricity: 110 V
Visas: Canadians in order to enter the U.S. need only prove their citizenship. European citizens such as the Belgian, French or Swiss may reside in the United States without a visa for a maximum of 90 days.
Fast Food :US$ 5-7
Sit Down Restaurant :
High Class Restaurant: US$ 20+
Youth Hostel/Motel :
Standard Accommodation: US$ 25-60
Higher Standard Accommodation:
Staying at the various youth hostels or campsites, using the bus and preparing food at home, you can
discover the city for US$ 50. Eating at sit down restaurants and staying in motels, your daily budget
will not be greater than
US$ 100. If you add on op of that a car rental, your daily budget could
If you decide to use checks, it is recommended that you buy in U.S. dollars, because it will avoid various fees,
in addition to problems. Restaurants, hotels, as well as most of the establishments will accept them as if it
were cash. Most credit cards are accepted.
customary to tip 15% in restaurants and hotels, as well as for other services
(taxi rides, hair cuts, etc.) Tips may vary according to the region of the
country. So please determine common tipping rates for your destination.