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Ecuador

Ecuador
  • Capital

    Capital

    Quito

  • Local time

    Local time

    7:13

  • Population

    Population

    17.01 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +593

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ USD (dollar)

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Ecuador

Ecuador
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Quito

  • Local time

    Local time

    7:13

  • Population

    Population

    17.01 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +593

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ USD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 359

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.60 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 274mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    283 560 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    26%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    51%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    22%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    5.27 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    mestizo - 65 %
    Amerindian - 25 %
    Spanish and others - 7 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 95 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    100.0%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    40 750

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    14%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.2%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    52 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.3%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum, food processing, textiles, wood products, chemicals

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    bananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca), plantains, sugarcane, cattle

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -114%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    12%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    43 920kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    118 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    27

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What not to do when visiting Ecuador

1/17
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Street & Behavioral

Don't yawn in public - it's considered rude.

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2/17
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t underestimate the high attitude - Quito is 2,850 meters above sea level. Some other tourist destinations may be even higher.

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3/17
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting (men) - closer relationships greeting are combined with slight touches on the arms or elbows. Women friends usually kiss each other once on the cheek while lightly holding both hands.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Ecuador, there are no trains and the dustbin trucks play similar music to ice cream trucks in America.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t slap the bottom of one elbow with the open palm of the other hand (if not meant) - it says someone is cheap.

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5/17
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Business & Communication

Don't always expect punctuality to be sharp - it's more relaxed here.

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6/17
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Business & Communication

Don’t back up too away when conversing - Ecuadorians are comfortable with standing close to one another while talking. Backing up too much can be considered rude. Touching is common during the conversation.

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7/17
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t hold the palm face down when demonstrating the height of something (it’s reserved for animals) - hold the palm sideways with the thumb on top.

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8/17
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Business & Communication

Don’t mistake the animation when negotiating for aggression - Ecuadorians can become animated when negotiating business.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Ecuador is the only country in the world whose capital starts with Q.

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Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily hail taxis on the street - you might be picked up by unregistered taxis and risk a robbery.

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10/17
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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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11/17
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to agree on price before the taxi ride in case taxi meter is not available.

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12/17
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t leave your food or drink unattended at a bar or restaurant. Don’t accept drinks from strangers.

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13/17
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Business & Communication

Don’t agree to carry a suitcase or a package through customs for anyone.

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14/17
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Business & Communication

Don’t give lilies or marigolds when visiting someone’s home - they mean death. Bring fine wine, spirits or chocolates.

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15/17
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Don’t necessarily try the active ingredient of ayahuasca (DMT) - it’s illegal and can be dangerous.

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16/17
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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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Don’t forget there are numerous active volcanoes and occasional earthquakes are also common.

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