San Juan Quick Facts

Time Zone

Atlantic Standard AST (GMT -4)

Electricity

The electrical current in Puerto Rico is 110 volts/60 cycles, exactly the same as in the continental U.S. and Canada.

Language

Spanish and English

Currency

United States Dollar $

ATMS

ATM machines are plentiful on the island.

Area Code

+1 787

Climate

The climate is Tropical Marine with average temperatures year round, near 80 °F (26.7 °C) in lower elevations and 70 °F (21.1 °C) in the mountains.

Tipping

In most of the USA and its territories, restaurants and bars are permitted to pay their servers below the minimum wage because it is acknowledged that the difference is often made up via tipping. Examples of tipping are:

Taxes

Puerto Rico has a 5.5% sales tax. Municipalities have the option of imposing an additional sales tax of up to 1.5%.