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Foreign Exchange Guide to Ecuador

Read this currency guide to Ecuador with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/EUR=0.8819]

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This is a foreign exchange guide to Ecuador, the United States Dollar currency plus USD transfers and travel tips.

In this Ecuador currency guide we take a look at :

  1. United States Dollar info - general info about the United States Dollar
  2. United States Dollar in the markets - recent USD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Ecuador - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying United States Dollar cash online - travel money for Ecuador
  5. Sending money to Ecuador - save on United States Dollar bank transfers to Ecuador
  6. United States Dollar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
  7. USD News - the latest United States Dollar related articles from our blog.

United States Dollar (USD) general currency information

What is the United States Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the United States Dollar is USD and the symbol is $.

Which countries use the United States Dollar?

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

Read our Guide to the US dollar currency.

United States Dollar (USD) in the markets

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

The interactive chart below shows the USD to EUR exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-EUR 3 Month chart
USD-EUR 3 Month chart
USDEUR currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Ecuador


Travel money for Ecuador


Save money and time by Ordering your United States Dollar 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 United States Dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Ecuador Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare USD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Ecuador
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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 United States Dollar foreign-transfer exchange 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 here).

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 United States 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 our Send to USD 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 United States Dollar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Popular USD cross rates

USD/EUR - United States Dollar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Feb 20190.8819Latest
15 Feb 20190.88521 Week-0.37%
23 Jan 20190.87821 Month+0.42%
26 Aug 20180.85876 Months+2.7%
22 Feb 20180.81131 Year+8.7%
22 Feb 20170.94782 Years-6.95%
23 Feb 20140.72795 Years+21.16%
24 Feb 20090.781210 Years+12.89%

USD/GBP - United States Dollar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Feb 20190.7658Latest
15 Feb 20190.77561 Week-1.26%
23 Jan 20190.76441 Month+0.18%
26 Aug 20180.77776 Months-1.53%
22 Feb 20180.71681 Year+6.84%
22 Feb 20170.80312 Years-4.64%
23 Feb 20140.60125 Years+27.38%
24 Feb 20090.690810 Years+10.86%

USD/JPY - United States Dollar to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Feb 2019110.7253Latest
15 Feb 2019110.49481 Week+0.21%
23 Jan 2019109.50021 Month+1.12%
26 Aug 2018111.29356 Months-0.51%
22 Feb 2018106.83871 Year+3.64%
22 Feb 2017113.41632 Years-2.37%
23 Feb 2014102.53595 Years+7.99%
24 Feb 200996.442110 Years+14.81%

USD/AUD - United States Dollar to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Feb 20191.4009Latest
15 Feb 20191.39941 Week+0.11%
23 Jan 20191.39921 Month+0.12%
26 Aug 20181.36196 Months+2.86%
22 Feb 20181.27581 Year+9.81%
22 Feb 20171.29942 Years+7.81%
23 Feb 20141.11535 Years+25.61%
24 Feb 20091.547610 Years-9.48%

USD/CAD - United States Dollar to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Feb 20191.3176Latest
15 Feb 20191.32461 Week-0.53%
23 Jan 20191.33451 Month-1.27%
26 Aug 20181.30106 Months+1.28%
22 Feb 20181.27151 Year+3.63%
22 Feb 20171.31642 Years+0.09%
23 Feb 20141.11075 Years+18.63%
24 Feb 20091.247310 Years+5.64%

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