Currency and Money

The Ethiopian currency is the Birr, which is made up of 100 cents. Notes are issued in five denominations – 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 birr and there are five different coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents. Twenty years ago 1 USA dollar was worth 2 Ethiopian birr. Now a dollar is worth about 17 birr.