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Ethiopian Birr (ETB)

The Ethiopian Birr is the primary currency of Ethiopia. This currency is used by an estimated 109,224,559 people. Based on our estimate, Ethiopian Birr is the #13 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Ethiopian Birr is "ETB". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 230. The currency symbol for the Birr is "Br".

Ethiopian Birr conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

ETB Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Ethiopian Birr is Ethiopia.

There are approximately 109,224,559 people around the world who use the Ethiopian Birr. The Ethiopian Birr is the #13 most used widely currency is the world.

109,224,559 user population
Ranked #13 in the world

ETB Exchange Rates

1 Ethiopian Birr equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: Br20.75


Inverse: Br35.86
British Pound


Inverse: Br40.88
Indian Rupee


Inverse: Br0.43
Japanese Yen


Inverse: Br0.30
US Dollar


Inverse: Br32.83

† Rates last updated at 6 minutes ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

ETB Currency Facts

ETB Details

ISO 4217 CodeETB
ISO 4217 Number230
Unit NameBirr
Currency NicknamesN.a.

ETB Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesBr1, Br5, Br10, Br50, Br100
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsN.a.
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

ETB Issuance

Central BankNational Bank of Ethiopia
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population109,224,559 people
Population Rank#13
ETB Inflation RateN.a.
Inflation RankN.a.

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 ETB Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the National Bank of Ethiopia. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Ethiopian Birr may also be closed on these dates.

Christmas January 7, 2020 Closed
Epiphany January 20, 2020 Closed
Victory of Adwa March 2, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 17, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Patriots' Victory Day May 5, 2020 Closed
Ramadan May 24, 2020 Closed
Downfall of the Dergue Regime May 28, 2020 Closed
Id Al Adha July 31, 2020 Closed
Ethiopian New Year September 11, 2020 Closed
Meskal September 27, 2020 Closed
Birth of Prophet Mohammed October 29, 2020 Closed