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The unit of currency is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), which is divided into 100 piastres. Most credit cards are accepted in major hotels and restaurants. Banks are usually closed on Friday and Saturday, but private exchange bureaux, called 'Forex', are open daily and banks in major hotels are open 24 hours. Cairo branches of the Egyptian British Bank and Banque Misr now have ATMs available that accept Visa, MasterCard and Cirrus and are quite common in the main tourist areas.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Egypt||EGP 1||EGP 5||EGP 10||EGP 100||EGP 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.18||AUD 0.91||AUD 1.83||AUD 18.29||AUD 182.87|
|Canada||CAD 0.18||CAD 0.90||CAD 1.81||CAD 18.08||CAD 180.79|
|Ireland||EUR 0.12||EUR 0.59||EUR 1.18||EUR 11.75||EUR 117.54|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.20||NZD 0.98||NZD 1.95||NZD 19.51||NZD 195.07|
|South Africa||ZAR 2.14||ZAR 10.70||ZAR 21.41||ZAR 214.08||ZAR 2,140.82|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.09||GBP 0.44||GBP 0.88||GBP 8.81||GBP 88.13|
|United States of America||USD 0.13||USD 0.64||USD 1.28||USD 12.76||USD 127.63|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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