Cost of living in Cuenca, Ecuador

Summary of cost of living in Cuenca

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,164
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $870
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Cuenca
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $7
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.98
12 eggs, large $2.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $1.69
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.53
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $1.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $0.86
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $547
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $365
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $55
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $354
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $209
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $33
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $20
40” flat screen tv $433
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $132
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $6
Hourly rate for cleaning help $5.05
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $47
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $57
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,269
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.67
Monthly ticket public transport $24
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $30
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.74
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $6
4 rolls of toilet paper $1.68
Tube of toothpaste $2.89
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $8
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $16
2 tickets to the movies $11
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $40
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $27
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.92
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.66
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $544
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.24
1 month of gym membership in business district $47
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $4.41
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 221 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2022

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