Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $7
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $5.62
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.04
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.16
12 eggs, large $2.23
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.98
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $1.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.41
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $788
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $71
Internet 8MB (1 month) $38
40” flat screen TV $1,267
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $266
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $4.84
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $115
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $66
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $120
1 pair of leather business shoes $90
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $30,756
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.74
Monthly ticket public transport $14
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $8
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $8
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.92
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.47
Tube of toothpaste $2.49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $8
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $29
2 tickets to the movies $12
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $69
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $54
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Capuccino in expat area of the city $3.45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.83
iPod nano 16GB $260
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district $67
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $3.56
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,035 prices entered by 158 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2015.

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