Buy US Dollars for Ecuador Travel
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The Low Down on the Ecuador Currency
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|Currency sub unit:||
greenback, buck, dough, green
$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1
The official currency of Ecuador is the US dollar. While US dollar bills are used in Ecuador, the country issues its own centavo coins.
US dollars have been used in Ecuador since 2000 and replaced the former currency, the Ecuadorian sucre. When introduced the dollar was equal to around 25,000 sucres.
The move from sucres to dollars was spurred on by the economic crisis in Ecuador in 1999 which caused the sucre to collapse so badly that citizens began changing their holdings over to US dollars, unofficially dollarising the country’s economy.
The most commonly used bills for US dollars in Ecuador are the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 notes.
What to spend your US dollars on
3 course meal for 2
Local bottle of beer
Local bus ticket
Entry into Galápagos National Park
Half a dozen eggs
Must-sees in Ecuador
Buying US dollars online is easy
Order American dollars online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home
- 1. Click the ‘Buy US Dollars Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®
When did Ecuador start using US dollars?
US dollars have been used in Ecuador since 2000 and were adopted officially by the government when the Ecuadorian sucre collapsed.
What coins are used in Ecuador?
Although all US currency is used and accepted in Ecuador, the Ecuadorian Government issues their own coins called centavos. A centavo is equal to that of a cent.
Is cash or card preferred in Ecuador?
As with most countries, cards are widely-used and accepted in major Ecuadorian cities, however cash is recommended for rural areas.
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The person working at Travelex was very…
The person working at Travelex was very good and showed us how to look for counterfeit money. The only thing I didn't think was good was the lack of small notes available. While we were given a solution it involved going to the airport and obtaining smaller notes with a receipt. Even a couple of smaller notes would have been good at the point of purchase.Catherine Broadley
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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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