Ecuador is part of South America with main city at Quito. It's usually 🌤️ 21.45 °C in Ecuador with a rainfall of 🌧 114.69 mm. Tipping is expected in Ecuador since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Ecuador is on average 4.4 Mbps. In Ecuador you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 17M people. The main currency is US Dollar. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are common in Ecuador. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~21.45 °C 🌧 ~114.69 mm 👨👩👦👦 17M people
Ecuador Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise a high degree of caution
Avoid demonstrations that may occur due to the current political situation. The Cotopaxi volcano is showing signs of increased activity. Monitor local media and follow the Ecuadorian Government's official advice. See 'Safety'. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador overall due to high levels of crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Ecuador Essential travel details
Ecuador uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish
Money in Ecuador
💱 Currencies Used
Ecuador uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are common in Ecuador. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Ecuador since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts usually include a service charge.
Calling in Ecuador
Internet speed in Ecuador is on average 4.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ecuador is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about $21.28, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: CNT, Claro or Movistar. Ecuador uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ecuador upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Ecuador, dial +, then 593 (the country code for Ecuador), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Ecuador, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .
Driving in Ecuador
🛣️ Road rules
In Ecuador you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways, 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on motorways and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on expressways.
Ecuador country map
Ecuador travel details
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