Egypt Currency


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 0.07 AUD 0.37 AUD 0.74 AUD 7.40 AUD 74.01
Canada CAD 0.07 CAD 0.37 CAD 0.75 CAD 7.48 CAD 74.77
Ireland EUR 0.05 EUR 0.25 EUR 0.49 EUR 4.94 EUR 49.36
New Zealand NZD 0.08 NZD 0.39 NZD 0.79 NZD 7.88 NZD 78.76
South Africa ZAR 0.71 ZAR 3.57 ZAR 7.15 ZAR 71.47 ZAR 714.69
United Kingdom GBP 0.04 GBP 0.21 GBP 0.43 GBP 4.27 GBP 42.69
United States of America USD 0.06 USD 0.28 USD 0.55 USD 5.54 USD 55.44

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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