- Addis Ababa
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 0.30||AUD 0.60||AUD 5.99||AUD 59.92|
|Canada||CAD 0.06||CAD 0.29||CAD 0.58||CAD 5.83||CAD 58.30|
|Ireland||EUR 0.04||EUR 0.21||EUR 0.42||EUR 4.17||EUR 41.66|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.06||NZD 0.31||NZD 0.63||NZD 6.30||NZD 62.96|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.60||ZAR 3.02||ZAR 6.03||ZAR 60.32||ZAR 603.20|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.18||GBP 0.36||GBP 3.63||GBP 36.28|
|United States of America||USD 0.04||USD 0.22||USD 0.44||USD 4.41||USD 44.10|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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