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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 0.74||AUD 1.48||AUD 14.85||AUD 148.47|
|Canada||CAD 0.15||CAD 0.73||CAD 1.46||CAD 14.65||CAD 146.48|
|Ireland||EUR 0.10||EUR 0.51||EUR 1.02||EUR 10.17||EUR 101.66|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.15||NZD 0.77||NZD 1.54||NZD 15.39||NZD 153.89|
|South Africa||ZAR 1.64||ZAR 8.18||ZAR 16.36||ZAR 163.62||ZAR 1,636.25|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.09||GBP 0.43||GBP 0.87||GBP 8.67||GBP 86.74|
|United States of America||USD 0.11||USD 0.56||USD 1.12||USD 11.23||USD 112.30|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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