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Living in Egypt

CSA is the place to get information and support.

Congratulations! You have made the first step towards ensuring an enjoyable and rewarding stay in Egypt for you and your family. On this website you will find the resources and tools to make the most of your Egypt from the start.

Egypt, Misr in Arabic, has existed for a long time. The pyramids are a symbol for the rich history of this country, but Egypt has so much more to offer. From archaeological sites as old as 30,000 years, to temples, Islamic art and thousands of mosques to trendy bars along the Nile in Cairo. Despite all the images of unrest in Egypt, most of the country is safe to travel, and we can only recommend exploring this beautiful country and meeting its friendly population.

Newcomers

Seminars for Newcomers


CSA's Renowned Seminars for Newcomers.

Getting settled means finding out how things work here in Egypt and where to go for fun and everyday life. Why not pick up all this information in just one day?

Learn more about the CSA Newcomers Seminars

Leaving Egypt

Leaving Egypt


Useful Resources to Help you Prepare for your Leave.

CSA has compiled a list of resources to help you leave Egypt including useful articles, a "Leaving Egypt" checklist, movers list and numerous tips.

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Settling In

Settling In


Settling in Doesn't Mean Settling for Less.

CSA is the place to help you get settled in Egypt. Our information center and collection of articles will help make the process smooth.

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FAQs About Egypt

FAQs about Egypt


Have intriguing questions about Egypt?

Our Frequently Asked Questions will help you prepare for your move, know how it is like to live in Egypt, take care of your pets, explore the country and prepare for your leave.

Browse our FAQs

Culture & Adaptation

Culture & Adaptation


Culture and Customs in Egypt.

When moving to a new country to live for an extended period of time, it is important to learn as much as possible about the country’s culture, society, people, religions and customs.

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Embassy Contacts

Embassy Contacts


Foreign Embassies Contact Information in Egypt.

CSA has compiled a list of prominent embassies contact information in Egypt. The list comes in handy when you first move to Egypt or in case of emergenices.

Find your embassy's contacts

More Questions?

Let us answer your questions. Come by our Information and Referral Desk or try newcomers@livinginegypt.org

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Country Facts

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Arab Republic of Egypt

Capital: Cairo

Language: Arabic

Ethnic groups: 99% Egyptians

Religion: Muslims 90% (mostly Sunni), Copts 9%

Government: Republic

Acting President: Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

Area: 1,002,450 km2 / 387,048 sq mi - Water (%): 0.632

Population:85 million (2013 est.)

Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)

Time zone: EET (UTC+2)

Driving: on the right

Electricity: Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)

Calling Code: +20

More information from CIA Factbook

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