Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador

Summary of cost of living in Quito

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,655
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,078
  • Cost of living in Quito is cheaper than in 55% of cities in Latin America (18 out of 33)
  • Cost of living in Quito is cheaper than in 81% of cities in the World (158 out of 195)
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List of prices in Quito
Current as of Sep 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.95
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.07
12 eggs, large $2.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.04
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $2.06
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.07
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $764
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $376
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $49
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $481
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $286
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $27
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $25
40” flat screen tv $417
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $129
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $7
Hourly rate for cleaning help $7
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $72
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $63
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $107
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $110
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,778
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.59
Monthly ticket public transport $23
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $8
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $48
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.34
Tube of toothpaste $2.49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $14
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $27
2 tickets to the movies $12
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $42
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $49
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.57
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.19
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $825
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.32
1 month of gym membership in business district $74
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $5.45
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 578 prices entered by 59 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2023

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