The official languages spoken in Egypt is Egyptian Arabic (known as Masry).
Egyptian Pound (EGP).
100 EGP is approximately $6
Eastern European Time Zone
Egypt is 8 hours ahead of the US
A bottle of local Egyptian beer costs 33.00 EGP on average (around $2.05). The most commonly found beer in Egypt is actually Stella, which is brewed locally under the supervision of the company.
A cheap meal in a Egyptian restaurant averages at around 60.00 EGP, so not much more than a beer! Street food is very popular in Egypt, and it can cost as little as 5.61 EGP (approx 35c). Local delicacies include Egyptian Sandwich, Ful Medames (nutritious mushed fava beans) and sweet Basbousa cake.
A basic hostel, in Egypt, can cost you as little as 200 EGP per night (about $13).
For a mid-range room in a hotel or guesthouse, you'll pay anywhere between 785-2131 EGP per night (approx $50-$133). Credit cards are accepted at most hotels.
Taxis start from 6.00 EGP (approx 3c). If you're getting a taxi then remind them to use their meter. If you decide to use an unmetered taxi, you may need to negotiate a price.
There are a few different ways to get around Egypt - you can get around by train or bus, with a one-way ticket starting at 15 EGP (around $10c). Within a city, it's easiest to get around by taxi.
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