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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 0.38||AUD 0.75||AUD 7.52||AUD 75.22|
|Canada||CAD 0.07||CAD 0.36||CAD 0.73||CAD 7.26||CAD 72.59|
|Ireland||EUR 0.05||EUR 0.23||EUR 0.47||EUR 4.70||EUR 46.96|
|New Zealand||NZD 0.08||NZD 0.40||NZD 0.81||NZD 8.05||NZD 80.50|
|South Africa||ZAR 0.71||ZAR 3.55||ZAR 7.10||ZAR 70.99||ZAR 709.87|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.04||GBP 0.21||GBP 0.41||GBP 4.13||GBP 41.30|
|United States of America||USD 0.06||USD 0.28||USD 0.56||USD 5.65||USD 56.49|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.