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Foreign Exchange Guide to Guatemala

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

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Guatemalan quetzal
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The domestic currency in Guatemala is the Guatemalan quetzal with currency code GTQ. Read this foreign exchange guide to Guatemala and the Guatemalan quetzal with money transfer and travel tips plus Guatemalan quetzal exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Guatemalan quetzal info - general info about the Guatemalan quetzal
  2. Guatemalan quetzal in the markets - recent GTQ moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Guatemala - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Guatemalan quetzal cash online - travel money for Guatemala
  5. Sending money to Guatemala - save on Guatemalan quetzal bank transfers to Guatemala
  6. Guatemalan quetzal exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Guatemalan quetzal (GTQ) general currency information

What is the Guatemalan quetzal currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Guatemalan quetzal is GTQ and the symbol is Q.

Which countries use the Guatemalan quetzal?

It is the domestic currency in Guatemala.

Guatemalan quetzal (GTQ) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the GTQ to USD 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.

GTQ-USD 3 Month chart
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GTQ currency converter

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Travel money for Guatemala

Save money and time by Ordering your Guatemalan quetzal online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the GTQ 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 Guatemalan quetzal otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Guatemala

Compare QGTQ Cash rates


Sending money to Guatemala

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Guatemala you need to start with finding out the latest Guatemalan quetzal 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).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Guatemala

When sending money to Guatemala 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 Guatemalan quetzal 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 GTQ amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Guatemala.

Use our Send to GTQ 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 Guatemalan quetzal deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Guatemala

Compare QGTQ Transfer Rates


Guatemalan quetzal - exchange rates - live and historic

Major GTQ cross rates
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GTQ/USD - Guatemalan quetzal to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.13341 Week
18 May 20180.13451 Month
19 Dec 20170.13646 Months
17 Jun 20170.13621 Year
17 Jun 20160.13082 Years
18 Jun 20130.12815 Years
19 Jun 20080.133310 Years

GTQ/EUR - Guatemalan quetzal to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.11321 Week
18 May 20180.11411 Month
19 Dec 20170.11526 Months
17 Jun 20170.12161 Year
17 Jun 20160.11602 Years
18 Jun 20130.09575 Years
19 Jun 20080.086010 Years

GTQ/GBP - Guatemalan quetzal to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.09951 Week
18 May 20180.09981 Month
19 Dec 20170.10196 Months
17 Jun 20170.10661 Year
17 Jun 20160.09112 Years
18 Jun 20130.08195 Years
19 Jun 20080.067610 Years

GTQ/JPY - Guatemalan quetzal to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 201814.60431 Week
18 May 201814.90151 Month
19 Dec 201715.41356 Months
17 Jun 201715.09951 Year
17 Jun 201613.63962 Years
18 Jun 201312.20555 Years
19 Jun 200814.379510 Years

GTQ/AUD - Guatemalan quetzal to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.17551 Week
18 May 20180.17911 Month
19 Dec 20170.17826 Months
17 Jun 20170.17871 Year
17 Jun 20160.17692 Years
18 Jun 20130.13525 Years
19 Jun 20080.140410 Years

GTQ/CAD - Guatemalan quetzal to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.17301 Week
18 May 20180.17341 Month
19 Dec 20170.17576 Months
17 Jun 20170.18001 Year
17 Jun 20160.16892 Years
18 Jun 20130.13075 Years
19 Jun 20080.135210 Years