I'm not sure I'm going to be able to be much help to you. I did come across some who seemed to think that because the British pound was now twice + what it had been, that we should be paying twice + for whatever they were selling. I appreciate that costs have gone up but not by that much! Needless to say, those that attempted that with me lost a sale. Such 'salesperson' were in the minority though , at least from my experience.Kaiserbernese wrote:Thank you so much Hepzibah for writing that very different type of review. It was very interesting to hear about your experience with taxis!
I will be travelling around Egypt in three weeks time and I was wondering how the devaluation of the Egyptian pound had affected prices for visitors. Some people have said that they have doubled, in line with the fact we Brits get twice as much with the new exchange rate. Did you experience that?
I ask because it would help to know how work out how much to bring. Having said that, this is possibly my last trip for a while, due to a health issue, so I'm making this a trip to remember!
The Ferry still cost 1LE as did the service buses, although I have heard or read that the cost of the busses may increase. Taxis, as I think I have already written, cost LE10 - LE20 for a journey of a distance equal to Sonesta Hotel to Luxor Temple. (Some would demand LE20 but I was told by a friend that I should really only be paying LE10 for that sort of distance.) I always had the money ready to hand and used my discretion as to what I would give within that parameter.
Bottled water cost just under LE3 in the supermarket, and LE3 - LE5 seemed to be the price asked in shops. One exception, the first time I wanted to buy water and he said LE10. Forget it!
I didn't eat out much so can't really comment on the prices, other than to say I thought they were still fair.
If you are going to be self catering, and are used to self catering in Egypt, then you are going to notice a big increase in many prices.
Of course, most of my comments above really relate to Luxor. You say you are going to be travelling round Luxor so where else are you going to go?
Do you have any specific questions? If so I'd be happy to answer them for you if I can.