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 25 cents (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).