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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 0.15||AUD 0.77||AUD 1.53||AUD 15.32||AUD 153.17|
|Canada||CAD 0.15||CAD 0.73||CAD 1.46||CAD 14.56||CAD 145.59|
|Ireland||EUR 0.10||EUR 0.49||EUR 0.99||EUR 9.88||EUR 98.76|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.17||NZD 0.83||NZD 1.67||NZD 16.65||NZD 166.53|
|South Africa||ZAR 1.71||ZAR 8.54||ZAR 17.07||ZAR 170.72||ZAR 1,707.21|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.08||GBP 0.39||GBP 0.78||GBP 7.79||GBP 77.91|
|United States of America||USD 0.11||USD 0.56||USD 1.12||USD 11.24||USD 112.39|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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