Cost of living in Salinas, Ecuador, Ecuador

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $3.50
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $5.00
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.70
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.51
12 eggs, large $1.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.00
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $2.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $9
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.40
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,067
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $67
Internet 8MB (1 month) $62
40” flat screen TV $650
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $125
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $3.75
Hourly rate for cleaning help $2.50
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $50
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $90
1 pair of leather business shoes $100
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $40,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.69
Monthly ticket public transport $10
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $4.27
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $5.88
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.83
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.50
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.71
Tube of toothpaste $3.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $11
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $19
2 tickets to the movies $8
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $160
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $53
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $5.83
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $2.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $1.33
iPod nano 16GB $160
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.29
1 month of gym membership in business district $65
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $3.25
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 111 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2015.

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