The Official currency of Egypt is the pound. The Egyptian Pound is divided into 100 piastres, or ersh. The Egyptian pound is frequently abbreviated as LE or L.E., which stands for livre égyptienne (French for Egyptian pound). E£ and £E are commonly used on the internet.
The Denominations for Egyptian pound coins are 25 piastres 50 piastres and 1 pound. There also used to be coins of 5, 10, and 20 piastres but were taken out of circulation in 2008 (so don’t accept these as change if they are given to you). The denominations for Egyptian pound notes are E£1, E£5, E£10, E£20, E£50, E£100 and E£200. There are also notes of 25 and 50 piastres but they are rarely used.
Bottle of Water: 3.50 EGP
Beer: 30 EGP
Cappuccino: 27 EGP
Dinner at inexpensive restaurant: 50 EGP
Meal at Mcdonalds: 75 EGP