Money Costs


Credit & debit cards: MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are accepted. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

Travellers cheques: To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling.

Exchange rate indicators: The following figures are included as a guide to the movements of the Egyptian Pound against Sterling and the US Dollar

Currency restrictions: The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited. The import of local currency is unlimited. The export of local currency is prohibited.

Banking hours: Sun-Thurs 08:30-14:00


Currency: Egyptian Pound (EŁ) = 100 piastres. Notes are in denominations of EŁ100, 50, 20, 10, 5,1, 0.5 and 0.25. Coins are in denominations of 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 piastres.

Currency exchange: Available at banks and official bureaux de change. There are five national banks and 78 branches of foreign banks.