Ethiopian Currency

Going to Ethiopia and needs to know the name of the Ethiopian money unit or just want to know what is the exchange rate for $1 US dollars in Ethiopian currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local currency in Ethiopia, currency symbol, notes and more.


Ethiopian Currency Exchange Rate Today

Ethiopia Money

  • The official money used in Ethiopia is Birr.

  • The currency symbol of the Ethiopian money is Br.

  • The Ethiopian currency code is ETB.

  • The Birr Notes: The Ethiopian currency notes are made up of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 birr.

  • The Birr Coins: 1 Birr is made up of 100 Santims. Ethiopian Santim Coins go from 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 santim; 1 Birr.

What is the best currency to use in Ethiopia? obviously it is best to convert your currency to Ethiopian money and use the local Birr as it is accepted everywhere in Ethiopia. American dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Japanese Yen are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Ethiopia? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are widely accepted within Ethiopia (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Birr to US Dollars?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are often changing and in most days by the minute.

It’s important to check out the current money exchange rate for US Dollar to Ethiopian Birr before buying the Birr you require for your next trip at American Dollar to Birr Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Birr to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most cases minute by minute.

It’s wise to check the latest money exchange rate for British Pound to Ethiopian Birr before buying the Birr you need for your next trip at British Pound to Birr Exchange Rate Today.