The official currency is the Quetzal (GTQ) divided into 100 centavos. In 2001 the US Dollar became the second official currency alongside the Quetzal and both are accepted. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are accepted, though some more than others. It is recommended to take travellers cheques in US dollars. Cash exchange is easier, but more risky. Visitors are not advised to exchange money at the informal booths on the street. There are ATMs in the towns and cities, which accept American Express and Visa. MasterCard and Diners Club have a more limited acceptance.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Guatemala||GTQ 1||GTQ 5||GTQ 10||GTQ 100||GTQ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.12||A$ 0.61||A$ 1.21||A$ 12.11||A$ 121.10|
|Canada||C$ 0.13||C$ 0.64||C$ 1.27||C$ 12.74||C$ 127.37|
|Ireland||€ 0.10||€ 0.49||€ 0.99||€ 9.85||€ 98.54|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.16||NZ$ 0.79||NZ$ 1.57||NZ$ 15.72||NZ$ 157.20|
|South Africa||R 1.05||R 5.27||R 10.55||R 105.47||R 1,054.71|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.08||£ 0.41||£ 0.81||£ 8.15||£ 81.48|
|United States of America||US$ 0.12||US$ 0.62||US$ 1.25||US$ 12.47||US$ 124.71|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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