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US Dollar to Egyptian Pound Exchange Rate
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How can I get the best exchange rate between US dollar and the Egyptian pound?
The Egyptian pound trades freely with other major currencies, meaning the rate fluctuates from day to day and hour to hour.
It’s always a good idea to check the real mid-market rate of a currency before you choose a money changing service. You can find the mid-market rate here on finder.com and once you know this rate, you can compare the different service providers. These service providers almost always operate with a buy rate and a sell rate, so you want to make sure both of those rates are as close to the mid-market rate as possible.
If you are sending money to friends or family in Egypt, online money transfer services often offers the best exchange rates. International bank transfers are also safe and reliable, but most of the time they don’t give you the best exchange rate. Lastly, if your friends or family in Egypt requires cash pickup, services like Western Union may be your best choice.
If you are travelling to Egypt, bringing an international debit card and withdrawing cash once in Egypt may give you the best rate. Fees on overseas card use and ATM withdrawals vary by card and bank though, so be sure to check the terms with your own bank first.
|Bank notes:||$1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100|
|Coins:||1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c|
|Currency Symbol:||E£ , ج.م|
|Sub unit:||piastre, millime|
|Bank notes:||25pt, 50pt, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100, £200|
|Coins:||25pt, 50pt, £1|
What affects exchange rates between the US dollar and the Egyptian pound?
Since the Egyptian pound is now a free floating currency, the exchange rate is subject to the forces of supply and demand. Higher demand for Egyptian pounds means the exchange rate to other currencies will be higher. Similarly, lower demand for the Egyptian pound means you can buy your pounds for less dollars.
Egypt has experienced a long period of time with political and economic uncertainty, which adds pressure on the exchange rate. Political turmoil in Egypt means that you can get more pounds for your dollars, which is a good thing if you are traveling or sending money to Egypt. However, for anyone living in Egypt it may not be so good since their buying power overseas is reduced.
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How does the Egyptian pound trade against the US dollar historically?
Until 1914, the Egyptian pound was on a gold standard with one pound equal to 7.4 grams of gold. Later, the Egyptian pound became pegged to the British pound at a rate of 0.975 Egyptian pound to one British pound.
The peg with the British pound remained until 1962, when Egypt chose to instead peg its currency to the US dollar at a rate of one Egyptian pound to $2.55 USD. The US dollar peg remained in place until 1989, when the Egyptian pound was allowed to float, although only within a very narrow range, under a “managed float regime.”
In 2016, the Egyptian pound was finally allowed to float freely without any central bank intervention. All restrictions on foreign currency exchange were also lifted that year, resulting in a sharp drop in the exchange rate against both the US dollar and most other currencies.
US Dollar to the Egyptian Pound for the last 10 days
|Feb 17||Feb 18||Feb 19||Feb 20||Feb 21||Feb 22||Feb 23||Feb 24||Feb 25||Feb 26|
|1 USD =||15.6369 Inverse: 0.0640||15.6054 Inverse: 0.0641||15.6004 Inverse: 0.0641||15.5584 Inverse: 0.0643||15.5572 Inverse: 0.0643||15.5572 Inverse: 0.0643||15.5695 Inverse: 0.0642||15.5615 Inverse: 0.0643||15.5855 Inverse: 0.0642||15.5948 Inverse: 0.0641|
US Dollar to the Egyptian Pound for the last 10 months
|Apr 2019||May 2019||Jun 2019||Jul 2019||Aug 2019||Sep 2019||Oct 2019||Nov 2019||Dec 2019||Jan 2020|
|1 USD =||17.1735 Inverse: 0.0582||16.8175 Inverse: 0.0595||16.6690 Inverse: 0.0600||16.5855 Inverse: 0.0603||16.5515 Inverse: 0.0604||16.3090 Inverse: 0.0613||16.1365 Inverse: 0.0620||16.1409 Inverse: 0.0620||16.0457 Inverse: 0.0623||15.7999 Inverse: 0.0633|
US Dollar to the Egyptian Pound for the last 10 years
|Feb 2010||Feb 2011||Feb 2012||Feb 2013||Feb 2014||Feb 2015||Feb 2016||Feb 2017||Feb 2018||Feb 2019|
|1 USD =||5.4963 Inverse: 0.1819||5.8830 Inverse: 0.1700||6.0368 Inverse: 0.1656||6.7334 Inverse: 0.1485||6.9595 Inverse: 0.1437||7.6189 Inverse: 0.1313||7.8324 Inverse: 0.1277||15.8045 Inverse: 0.0633||17.6885 Inverse: 0.0565||17.5360 Inverse: 0.0570|
Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to EGP
|US Dollars (USD)||Egyptian Pound (EGP)|
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