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US dollar to Egyptian pound exchange rate
Find the best USD/EGP exchange rate for 06 Mar 2021.
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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 24||Feb 25||Feb 26||Feb 27||Feb 28||Mar 01||Mar 02||Mar 03||Mar 04||Mar 05|
|1 USD =||15.6791 Inverse: 0.0638||15.7037 Inverse: 0.0637||15.7048 Inverse: 0.0637||15.7048 Inverse: 0.0637||15.6823 Inverse: 0.0638||15.7303 Inverse: 0.0636||15.6807 Inverse: 0.0638||15.6754 Inverse: 0.0638||15.6934 Inverse: 0.0637||15.6973 Inverse: 0.0637|
US Dollar to the Egyptian Pound for the last 10 months
|May 2020||Jun 2020||Jul 2020||Aug 2020||Sep 2020||Oct 2020||Nov 2020||Dec 2020||Jan 2021||Feb 2021|
|1 USD =||15.7463 Inverse: 0.0635||16.2423 Inverse: 0.0616||16.1228 Inverse: 0.0620||15.9972 Inverse: 0.0625||15.8118 Inverse: 0.0632||15.7162 Inverse: 0.0636||15.6893 Inverse: 0.0637||15.6850 Inverse: 0.0638||15.7017 Inverse: 0.0637||15.6839 Inverse: 0.0638|
US Dollar to the Egyptian Pound for the last 10 years
|Mar 2011||Mar 2012||Mar 2013||Mar 2014||Mar 2015||Mar 2016||Mar 2017||Mar 2018||Mar 2019||Mar 2020|
|1 USD =||5.9042 Inverse: 0.1694||6.0321 Inverse: 0.1658||6.7500 Inverse: 0.1481||6.9607 Inverse: 0.1437||7.6226 Inverse: 0.1312||7.8312 Inverse: 0.1277||16.1495 Inverse: 0.0619||17.6195 Inverse: 0.0568||17.4575 Inverse: 0.0573||15.6517 Inverse: 0.0639|
Market rate for common transfer amounts USD to EGP
|US Dollars (USD)||Egyptian Pound (EGP)|
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