The official currency is the Quetzal (GTQ) divided into 100 centavos. Cash exchange is easy, but 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 are accepted less seldom. Certain vendors and shops in more popular tourist areas accept US dollars.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Guatemala||GTQ 1||GTQ 5||GTQ 10||GTQ 100||GTQ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.16||A$ 0.80||A$ 1.60||A$ 16.00||A$ 160.00|
|Canada||C$ 0.15||C$ 0.77||C$ 1.55||C$ 15.47||C$ 154.70|
|Ireland||€ 0.11||€ 0.56||€ 1.12||€ 11.25||€ 112.47|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.17||NZ$ 0.86||NZ$ 1.73||NZ$ 17.28||NZ$ 172.79|
|South Africa||R 1.52||R 7.59||R 15.17||R 151.75||R 1,517.49|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.08||£ 0.41||£ 0.82||£ 8.17||£ 81.65|
|United States of America||US$ 0.13||US$ 0.64||US$ 1.28||US$ 12.81||US$ 128.13|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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