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Foreign Exchange Guide to Ethiopia

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

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Ethiopian birr
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The domestic currency in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian birr with currency code ETB. Read this foreign exchange guide to Ethiopia and the Ethiopian birr with money transfer and travel tips plus Ethiopian birr exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Ethiopian birr info - general info about the Ethiopian birr
  2. Ethiopian birr in the markets - recent ETB moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Ethiopia - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Ethiopian birr cash online - travel money for Ethiopia
  5. Sending money to Ethiopia - save on Ethiopian birr bank transfers to Ethiopia
  6. Ethiopian birr exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Ethiopian birr (ETB) general currency information

What is the Ethiopian birr currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Ethiopian birr is ETB and the symbol is Br.

Which countries use the Ethiopian birr?

It is the domestic currency in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian birr (ETB) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the ETB to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

ETB-USD 3 Month chart
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ETB currency converter

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Travel money for Ethiopia

Save money and time by Ordering your Ethiopian birr online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the ETB cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Ethiopian birr otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Ethiopia

Compare BrETB Cash rates


Sending money to Ethiopia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Ethiopia you need to start with finding out the latest Ethiopian birr foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Ethiopia

When sending money to Ethiopia it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Ethiopian birr amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted ETB amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Ethiopia.

Use our Send to ETB calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Ethiopian birr deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Ethiopia

Compare BrETB Transfer Rates


Ethiopian birr - exchange rates - live and historic

Major ETB cross rates
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ETB/USD - Ethiopian birr to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.03651 Week
18 May 20180.03631 Month
19 Dec 20170.03666 Months
17 Jun 20170.04291 Year
17 Jun 20160.04582 Years
18 Jun 20130.05355 Years
19 Jun 20080.108310 Years

ETB/EUR - Ethiopian birr to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.03101 Week
18 May 20180.03081 Month
19 Dec 20170.03096 Months
17 Jun 20170.03831 Year
17 Jun 20160.04072 Years
18 Jun 20130.04005 Years
19 Jun 20080.069910 Years

ETB/GBP - Ethiopian birr to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.02721 Week
18 May 20180.02701 Month
19 Dec 20170.02736 Months
17 Jun 20170.03361 Year
17 Jun 20160.03192 Years
18 Jun 20130.03425 Years
19 Jun 20080.054910 Years

ETB/JPY - Ethiopian birr to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20183.99221 Week
18 May 20184.02621 Month
19 Dec 20174.13626 Months
17 Jun 20174.75861 Year
17 Jun 20164.77962 Years
18 Jun 20135.09645 Years
19 Jun 200811.684810 Years

ETB/AUD - Ethiopian birr to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.04801 Week
18 May 20180.04841 Month
19 Dec 20170.04786 Months
17 Jun 20170.05631 Year
17 Jun 20160.06202 Years
18 Jun 20130.05645 Years
19 Jun 20080.114110 Years

ETB/CAD - Ethiopian birr to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.04731 Week
18 May 20180.04681 Month
19 Dec 20170.04716 Months
17 Jun 20170.05671 Year
17 Jun 20160.05922 Years
18 Jun 20130.05465 Years
19 Jun 20080.109910 Years