Cost of living in Loja, Ecuador

Summary of cost of living in Loja

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,238
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $889
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List of prices in Loja, Ecuador. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $5.74
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $4.71
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.12
12 eggs, large $1.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $0.94
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $2.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $1.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $11
2 liters of coca-cola $2.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $546
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $366
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $47
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $334
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $287
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $31
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $45
40” flat screen tv $492
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $189
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $6
Hourly rate for cleaning help $4.52
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $53
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $71
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $30,996
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.84
Monthly ticket public transport $28
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $9
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $2.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $29
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $2.41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.57
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.37
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.16
Tube of toothpaste $2.28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $12
2 tickets to the movies $13
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
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 $5.73
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $2.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $1.64
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $700
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district $37
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $5.22
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 156 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: October 25, 2020

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