Ethiopia Currency


The official currency is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB), which is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and authorised hotels. Credit cards have limited usage outside of Addis Ababa, and even in the capital they are only accepted by major establishments. Visitors should carry hard currency with them, preferably in US dollars. ATMs are sparse, but banks are usually open every day except Sundays from 8am to 11am and 1pm till 4pm.

Currency Exchange Rates

Ethiopia ETB 1 ETB 5 ETB 10 ETB 100 ETB 1,000
Australia AUD 0.06 AUD 0.29 AUD 0.59 AUD 5.85 AUD 58.54
Canada CAD 0.06 CAD 0.30 CAD 0.59 CAD 5.91 CAD 59.14
Ireland EUR 0.04 EUR 0.20 EUR 0.39 EUR 3.90 EUR 39.04
New Zealand NZD 0.06 NZD 0.31 NZD 0.62 NZD 6.23 NZD 62.29
South Africa ZAR 0.57 ZAR 2.83 ZAR 5.65 ZAR 56.52 ZAR 565.24
United Kingdom GBP 0.03 GBP 0.17 GBP 0.34 GBP 3.38 GBP 33.76
United States of America USD 0.04 USD 0.22 USD 0.44 USD 4.38 USD 43.84

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

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