The US Dollar (USD) is the official currency in Ecuador. It is recommended that travellers bring US dollar notes as other foreign currencies are difficult to exchange outside of Quito, Guayaquil, and Cuenca. Small denominations in good condition are the easiest to exchange outside of the main cities.
In the main centres most currencies can be exchanged at banks and exchange houses (casas de cambio) at variable commission rates. ATMs are available in the cities, and major credit cards are accepted in tourist areas and large hotels, although a commission of six to eight percent is often charged.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Ecuador||USD 1||USD 5||USD 10||USD 100||USD 1,000|
|Australia||AUD 1.28||AUD 6.41||AUD 12.83||AUD 128.26||AUD 1,282.60|
|Canada||CAD 1.29||CAD 6.47||CAD 12.94||CAD 129.39||CAD 1,293.90|
|Ireland||EUR 0.81||EUR 4.04||EUR 8.08||EUR 80.79||EUR 807.90|
|New Zealand||NZD 1.38||NZD 6.88||NZD 13.76||NZD 137.58||NZD 1,375.80|
|South Africa||ZAR 11.79||ZAR 58.95||ZAR 117.91||ZAR 1,179.07||ZAR 11,790.70|
|United Kingdom||GBP 0.72||GBP 3.60||GBP 7.21||GBP 72.09||GBP 720.90|
|United States of America||USD 1.00||USD 5.00||USD 10.00||USD 100.00||USD 1,000.00|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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