Cost of living in Ecuador

Map of Cost of Living in Ecuador


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 114
3 Cuenca 99
4 Machala 82

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Recent Prices Added

  • 2 lbs of rice in Guayaquil costs $5.51 (2 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Quito costs $0.25 (3 days ago)
  • 1 lb of rice in Quito costs $132 (3 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Portoviejo costs $160 (4 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Portoviejo costs $130 (4 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Portoviejo costs $40 (4 days ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Portoviejo costs $60 (4 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Portoviejo costs $7 (4 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Portoviejo costs $3.00 (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Machala costs $45 (4 days ago)