The official language spoken in Ecuador is Spanish.
Name: United States Dollar
$10 is approx £7.80
Time Zone: Quito Time Zone (UTC-05:00) and Galápagos Time (UTC-06:00)
A domestic beer will cost you just $1 (approx 77p) from a small tienda. In a bar or club expect to pay a little more with beers costing $2 - $3 (approx £1.55 - £2.32)
Tasty Ecuadorian street food can cost less than $1 (approx. 77p). A set three course meal including a fresh fruit juice will cost you $2 -$3 (approx. £1.54 - £2.32) and a sit down meal in a restaurant will knock you back $5 - $10 (approx. £3.85 - £7.72).
Looking to catch a cab? A normal 15 minute taxi ride costs under $5 (£3.85). Only hop into taxis with orange license plates and registration stickers, as these are the official taxis. Make sure to ask for the meter to be switched on; when outside the main cities have fun and haggle the price before jumping in, you'll get a much better price.
Transportation in Ecuador is pretty cheap, with a one-way ticket on a city bus (approx 19p). For longer journeys between key towns and cities expect to pay around $1 per hour (approx 77p) of travel time.
Hostels in Ecuador are pretty cheap and can cost you between $8 and $12 a night (approx £6.18 - £9.27).
If you prefer something a little more fancy than a hostel, you can get a midrange double/twin hotel room from just $25 (approx £19.32).