What Is Ecuador's Currency?


Ecuador's currency is the U.S. dollar. The old currency, known as the *sucre*, stopped being used in 2000. Travelers from the U.S. won't have to exchange money when visiting Ecuador. Ecuadorian coins have different symbols but are of equivalent value to U.S. coins — there are nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars. You may have difficulty breaking larger bills in smaller towns. If possible, bring smaller bills to rural areas.