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 a supply of travellers cheques or 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 A$ 0.05 A$ 0.27 A$ 0.54 A$ 5.39 A$ 53.89
Canada C$ 0.05 C$ 0.27 C$ 0.55 C$ 5.46 C$ 54.62
Ireland € 0.04 € 0.19 € 0.37 € 3.74 € 37.41
New Zealand NZ$ 0.06 NZ$ 0.29 NZ$ 0.59 NZ$ 5.90 NZ$ 58.99
South Africa R 0.54 R 2.68 R 5.36 R 53.59 R 535.86
United Kingdom £ 0.03 £ 0.15 £ 0.30 £ 2.96 £ 29.65
United States of America US$ 0.05 US$ 0.25 US$ 0.50 US$ 5.01 US$ 50.09

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

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