Area: 1,001,449 km²
Residents: 94,666,000 (as of 2017)
Population density: 94. E / km²
Form of Government: Republic
System of Government: semi-presidential system
Neighboring countries: Libya, Sudan, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Capital: Cairo (al-Qahira); a good 8 million residents National
Language: Arabic, English and partly French and Russian are common as business and educational Languages.
Religions: According to the constitution, an Islamic state; 90% Sunni Islam,
approx. 6% Christian religious communities
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
1 EGP = 100 piasters
1 EUR = 19.05 EGP
100 EGP = 5.23 EUR
1 CHF = 17.63 EGP
100 EGP = 5.65 CHF
(rate from 14.01.2021)
Telephone area code: +20
Time zone: UTC + 2 /
UTC + 3 (end of April to end of September)
In 2020, 407 Germans officially emigrated to Egypt and 579 came back home. The land of the pharaohs and temples is the second most popular emigration country in Africa after South Africa. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 5,600 Germans officially emigrated to Egypt and 6,775 moved back to Germany.
As a country starting with E listed on Countryaah, the country of Egypt is crossed by the longest river in Africa, the Nile, from south to north and flows into the Mediterranean. Far away from the Nile, the land is bursting with aridity in the vast deserts. Therefore, the population is primarily located in the Nile Valley, in the Nile Delta (1,120 residents / km²; Cairo: 28,500-120,000 residents / km²), on the Suez Canal and in places of great tourist importance by the sea. Around 48% of Egyptians lived in cities in 2018.
Cairo, Egypt’s capital, is one of the largest metropolises in Africa. The regions around Cairo are among the most populous urban regions in the world.
The largest minority are the approximately 140,000 Nubians who live mainly in the south of the country. Some Italians, Turks, Abkhazians and British also live in the north. Especially in Alexandria there are still many Italian roots. Only Muslims, Christians and Jews are officially recognized.
In the south, Egypt borders on Sudan, in the west on Libya, in the north on the Mediterranean Sea and in the east on Israel and the Red Sea.
The official language is Arabic. French and English are common foreign languages in the upper class. The climate is Mediterranean (coast, Nile Delta) to desert (Cairo, Middle and Upper Egypt). Not least because only about 4% of the land can be used for agriculture, tourism is one of the most important sources of income. To get to know Egypt, a round trip in connection with a boat trip along the coast is recommended.
Work permit – vacancies, jobs
To be able to work here, you need a work permit. The conditions for this are determined by the Ministry of Labor and Immigration. The employer usually takes care of obtaining the work permit.
If the employer can prove that no qualified Egyptian worker is available for the position in question, the work permit will be issued to the foreigner for up to one year with the option of extension. The processing time is around 2 months and includes a security check. An HIV test is still required for the work permit.
It should be noted, however, that a written employment contract is usually only concluded with residents after 6 months. English is a requirement for a job. If you can speak some Egyptian Arabic, that is of course another plus. In addition to German, other foreign languages are also an advantage in tourism professions.
Due to the high number of tourists in Egypt, especially from German-speaking countries, the hotels are a good place to go when looking for a job. Anyone who would like to apply for a position, e.g. as a guest manager, can send their curriculum vitae (with photo and in English) from Germany directly to the desired hotels by e-mail. One of the leading hotels are the Red Sea Hotels. You can find all the hotels in the chain on the Redseahotels.com website and send your application documents directly to the specified contact.
Good contacts are essential for higher positions. In general, unemployment has also increased in Egypt in recent years, which is why it is no longer so easy to find good jobs. A foreign guest representative currently earns around 2,000 EGP, a tour guide around 5,000 EGP. You have at least 5 weeks of paid vacation per year.
German-language jobs for emigrants, which can also be carried out in Egypt, are available on the Osourced portal. Native speakers in particular are in great demand. The employers come mainly from Germany and DACH. The wages are usually below the German level but above the local level in Egypt. Emigrants with German language skills benefit from a locally above-average wage with low cost of living at the same time (geo-arbitrage). Tip: Emigrants can still apply for a job in Germany. With a job offer, emigrating is much easier.