Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $4.77
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $5.55
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.39
12 eggs, large $2.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.97
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $2.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.06
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $18
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.48
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $846
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $62
Internet 8MB (1 month) $37
40” flat screen TV $1,187
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $253
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $7
Hourly rate for cleaning help $5.44
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $110
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $61
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $120
1 pair of leather business shoes $112
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $29,835
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.66
Monthly ticket public transport $16
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $10
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $7
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.70
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.61
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.39
Tube of toothpaste $3.09
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $10
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $30
2 tickets to the movies $11
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $67
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.70
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.18
iPod nano 16GB $256
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.27
1 month of gym membership in business district $67
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $3.97
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,243 prices entered by 168 different people.
Latest price update: July 07, 2015.

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