Cost of living in Portoviejo, Ecuador

Summary of cost of living in Portoviejo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,128
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $759
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Portoviejo, Ecuador. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $3.26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $4.98
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $1.82
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.93
12 eggs, large $1.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $11
2 liters of coca-cola $1.96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $0.76
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $384
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $252
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $56
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $406
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $206
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $42
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $26
40” flat screen tv $752
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $134
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $7
Hourly rate for cleaning help $11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $50
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $99
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $93
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $94
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,304
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.57
Monthly ticket public transport $22
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $40
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $11
4 rolls of toilet paper $1.75
Tube of toothpaste $4.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $8
2 tickets to the movies $9
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 $24
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $4.50
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $2.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $1.35
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district $66
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 49 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 16, 2020

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