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What to spend your pounds on

  • Single trip on the Cairo metro

    1 EGP

  • Bottle of water from the market

    3 EGP

  • Guided dive in Shark’s Bay

    216 EGP

  • Camel ride in Sharm El Sheikh

    266 EGP

  • Day-tour of Coptic Cairo, the city’s old town

    1,678 EGP (price for up to eight people)

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Must-sees in Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza Egypt
  • Cairo
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the ancient wonders of the world, where thousands of visitors come to feel at one with the past. Check out the Great Sphinx, too, while you’re there.
Red Sea Egypt Coast
  • Sharm El Sheikh
  • The Red Sea beaches are a paradise for sun-seekers, and are perfect if you want to try your hand at diving. Conversely, the Heavenly Cathedral is a stunning man-made wonder filled with Biblical artwork.

Piling up the pounds

The Egyptian pound (EGP) became the country’s official currency in 1834, replacing the piastre that was in circulation beforehand. It has been overseen by the Central Bank of Egypt since 1961.

One pound consists of 100 piasters (keeping the heritage of the former currency alive), but given the very low value of single pounds, trading is rarely done in piasters. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep plenty of one pound coins to hand so you can settle small bills – these coins are decorated with the image of Tutankhamun’s mask.

Make sure you have plenty of the smaller notes at the market or in a taxi – if sellers see larger notes in your hand, they will try to charge you more. Smaller bills will help you get the best possible deal.

Frequently used banknotes

Like its namesake, British Pound GBP, the Egyptian banknotes start with 5 pounds (blue). The other notes in circulation are to the value of 10 (pink), 20 (green), 50 (brown), 100 (purple) and 200 (olive).

Buying Egyptian pound online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
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  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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