Currency in Egypt

The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), and its symbol is £. Each pound is made up of 100 piastres.

Bills and Coins

In Egypt, there are notes of 25 and 50 piastres as well as 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pounds. The coins are 5, 10, 25 and 50 piastres and 1 pound (1 pound = 100 piastres).

ATMs and Banks

You'll find banks and ATMs all throughout Egypt. In general, banks open in the mornings, and are open from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Where to change money?

The best option, if you want to save on commission is to take Egyptian Pounds out directly from ATMs. Although, if you prefer to have cash with you, you can change foreign currencies in exchange houses.

Exchange Rates

One euro ($1.08/£0.83) is worth about 19.50 Egyptian Pounds, making a Dollar worth about 17.