Ecuador destination information

All you need to know before visiting Ecuador

Ecuador summary

Ecuador is a medium sized country with around 17M Ecuadorian. Official language is Spanish. Ecuador uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC-06:00 to UTC-05:00. Currency used in Ecuador is US Dollar (USD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 7
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 128

ATMs in Ecuador are Common. Internet speed in Ecuador is on average 4.4 Mbps. In Ecuador you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Guayaquil
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 17M ☀️ ~22 °C 🌧 ~162 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 277k km2 (107k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Ecuador uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Languages 🗣️

  • Spanish


Currency 💱

1 USD = 1 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Tipping 💁🏽

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.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Ecuador uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


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 .

international: + 593 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Ecuador is on average 4.4 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Ecuador is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Ecuador you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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