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Ecuador - US Dollar - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Ecuador and the US Dollar (USD)


General Currency Info - US Dollar

Read our Guide to the US dollar currency.


USD News, Forecasts and Trends

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

For more USD currency market forecasts you can read the full article US Dollar Forecasts. The below interactive chart shows the USD to EUR exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to EUR 90-day trend
USD/EUR at 0.8814 was trading 2.6% below AVG:0.9052 with LO:0.8791 and HI:0.9278 (90 days). ALERT: USD/EUR dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.


U$1,000 USD
€882.02 EUR

Converted at USD/EUR wholesale exchange rate, compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


US Dollar to Euro - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 0.8820
U$ 5 4.4100
U$ 10 8.8200
U$ 20 17.64
U$ 50 44.10
U$ 100 88.20
U$ 250 220.50
U$ 500 441.00
U$ 1,000 882.00
U$ 2,000 1,764
U$ 5,000 4,410
U$ 10,000 8,820
U$ 50,000 44,100
U$ 100,000 88,200
More amounts
U$ 1.1338 € 1
U$ 5.6690 € 5
U$ 11.34 € 10
U$ 22.68 € 20
U$ 56.69 € 50
U$ 113.38 € 100
U$ 283.45 € 250
U$ 566.90 € 500
U$ 1,134 € 1,000
U$ 2,268 € 2,000
U$ 5,669 € 5,000
U$ 11,338 € 10,000
U$ 56,690 € 50,000
U$ 113,380 € 100,000
More amounts

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Ecuador?

The domestic currency in Ecuador is the US Dollar.

What is the US Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the US Dollar is USD — symbol is U$.

Which countries use the US Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in    United States,   East Timor,   Ecuador,   El Salvador,   British Virgin Islands,   US Virgin Islands,   Caribbean Netherlands and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Is the US Dollar a closed currency?

No, the US Dollar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Ecuador

Travel money for Ecuador

Save money and time by Ordering your US Dollars online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the USD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in US Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Sending money to Ecuador

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Ecuador you need to start with finding out the latest US Dollar exchange rate for foreign-transfers, which can be very different to the wholesale rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Ecuador

When sending money to Ecuador it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or US Dollar amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted USD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Ecuador.

Use the above Send to US Dollars calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more US Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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