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The unit of currency is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), which is divided into 100 piastres. Most credit cards are accepted in major hotels and restaurants. Banks are usually closed on Friday and Saturday, but private exchange bureaux, called 'Forex', are open daily and banks in major hotels are open 24 hours. Cairo branches of the Egyptian British Bank and Banque Misr have ATMs available that accept Visa, MasterCard and Cirrus and are quite common in the main tourist areas.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Egypt||EGP 1||EGP 5||EGP 10||EGP 100||EGP 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 0.08||AUD 0.41||AUD 0.83||AUD 8.29||AUD 82.94|
|Canada||CAD 0.08||CAD 0.39||CAD 0.79||CAD 7.85||CAD 78.55|
|Ireland||EUR 0.05||EUR 0.26||EUR 0.52||EUR 5.21||EUR 52.12|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.09||NZD 0.44||NZD 0.88||NZD 8.82||NZD 88.21|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.84||ZAR 4.19||ZAR 8.38||ZAR 83.82||ZAR 838.15|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.05||GBP 0.23||GBP 0.45||GBP 4.51||GBP 45.12|
|United States of America||USD 0.06||USD 0.29||USD 0.58||USD 5.83||USD 58.33|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.