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Heading to the cradle of civilisation? Make sure you’ve got the travel money you need. The Egyptian pound is one of over 60 other currencies available to buy from Post Office – whether you order online or in one of thousands of participating branches.
Order your EGP online for our best rates and either pick them up in any branch or choose delivery to your home.
Buy your Egyptian pounds with us – the more you buy, the better the rate.
*We’ll send your currency via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.
Thousands of years of diverse culture and history centred on the River Nile mingle in the year-round heat of Egypt. And whether you’re navigating the bustling streets of Cairo or soaking up the sun in Sharm El-Sheikh, you’ll need some Egyptian pounds at the ready to make your holiday purchases. But how far will they go?
A trip to Egypt is still relatively cheap, with good exchange rates on the Egyptian pound meaning your British sterling can go far.
For backpackers or those travelling on a budget it’s possible to get a flavour of Egypt from around £15 to £30 a day, staying in budget accommodation and sampling local street food such as Egyptian staples fava beans and falafel. Travel around the country is cheap, with trains between Cairo and Luxor costing as little as £3 to £4 for the ten-hour journey.
Staying in a basic hotel room with a private bathroom and fan and eating in local restaurants will cost between £15 and £20 a day, allowing for a bit of sightseeing and the odd daily treat. Travelling the country by air is affordable with domestic flights on EgyptAir starting at around £20. If you're heading to the beach book well in advance to get the best package deal or try a self-catering or bed-and-breakfast package.
The main expense in Egypt is the entry into tourist sites. A complete visit to the Giza pyramids will set you back more than £30 in admission charges. Sharm el-Sheik is more westernised than other tourist destinations and many hotels and resorts will operate closer to western prices. The safest and most comfortable way to travel is by private taxi, but naturally this is also the most expensive way to get around.
Prices are approximate and subject to change.
The Egyptian pound is the official currency of Egypt and the only one in use.
The Egyptian pound is divided into 100 piastres. Egyptian currency banknotes cover both piastres and whole pounds. The banknotes are 25 and 50 piastres, and 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pounds. The smaller notes – ie those below E£5 – may be less common as they have been removed from and reintroduced to circulation. The coins are 5, 10, 20, 25 and 50 piastres and 1 Egyptian pound.
You might hear some colloquial terms for various amounts of money. Bolbol and gondi for 1EGP, baku for 1,000EGP and arnab for 1,000,000 EGP.
Egypt is the only country whose official currency is the Egyptian pound, but it is unofficially used in the Gaza Strip too.
You’ve got a lot of options for buying Egyptian pounds with Post Office. The easiest is to order online, which will also give you our best rates. When you do this, you can choose to pick the EGP up from any of our participating branches within our network of 11,500. Find your nearest branch or opt for home delivery.
Thousands of branches also offer currency services if you prefer to pop in to order your travel money. Use our branch finder and select the foreign currency option to locate branches closest to you that can help.
If you order by 3pm then your currency will be ready to pick up the next working day. And if you choose delivery before 3pm, it will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm to arrive at yours usually the next working day. We’ll even deliver on Saturdays for a small, £1.50 charge.
For orders of £400 to £499, delivery costs £4.99. You can order between £400 and £2,500 on over 60 currencies with Post Office.
The highest value Egyptian pound note is 100EGP.
The smallest denomination of currency available is 5 piastres, however this is such an insignificant sum as to render such coins virtually worthless (it is roughly equivalent to 0.25 pence).
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