Cost of living in Ecuador

Map of Cost of Living in Ecuador

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This map shows only the top cities in Ecuador. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Cost of Living Ranking in Ecuador (top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Guayaquil 127
2 Quito 111
3 Cuenca 89
4 Machala 83

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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Salinas, Ecuador costs $650 (1 day ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Quito costs $15 (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Cuenca costs $4.50 (5 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Cuenca costs $30 (5 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Cuenca costs $0.05 (5 days ago)
  • Ipod nano 16gb in Cuenca costs $150 (5 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Cuenca costs $600 (5 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Cuenca costs $1.50 (5 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Cuenca costs $2.00 (5 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Cuenca costs $4.00 (5 days ago)