AUD to EGP Exchange Rate and more

Travel like a local in Egypt

Egypt is the home to many fascinating ancient artifacts, spectacular markets and heavenly foods. Whatever you are travelling to Egypt to experience, you’re going to need some Egyptian pounds to get you started on your journey. It is not a good idea to change foreign currency at reception desks in hotels or when paying in restaurants or shops as you will not get a very good exchange rate. Visa and Mastercard are accepted in most hotels and restaurants but because of the high fees charged for processing the cards most businesses prefer to be paid in cash. Where cards are accepted it is normal for the customer to pay the bank processing fee, which can average around 3%.  Since there is a culture of price competitiveness and bargaining in Egypt, shops, hotels, restaurants etc do not factor in credit card charges to the prices they quote.

Use our currency calculator for AUD to EGP in order to help you understand how much things will cost on your holiday or simply sign up to our Rate Alert and we can send you a notification when your desired rate hits the market. Being one of the most traded currency in the world your best to get your travel budget early and watch for the best exchange rate for your trip.

The Egyptian Pound?

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).  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.


Average Prices

Bottle of Water: 3.50 EGP
Beer: 30 EGP
Cappuccino: 27 EGP
Dinner at inexpensive restaurant: 50 EGP
Meal at Mcdonalds: 75 EGP



Remember to try and use up all your coins before you return home