Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $4.62
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.05
12 eggs, large $3.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.70
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $23
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.02
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $733
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $486
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $77
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $598
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $350
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $47
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $27
40” flat screen TV $1,012
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $175
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $2.61
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $86
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $59
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $135
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $106
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $29,165
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.53
Monthly ticket public transport $22
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $9
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $36
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.76
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $6
4 rolls of toilet paper $1.97
Tube of toothpaste $2.53
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $7
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $28
2 tickets to the movies $11
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $31
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $37
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $2.70
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.48
iPod nano 16GB $231
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district $61
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.05
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 672 prices entered by 98 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

Quito position in our World Ranking

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205th
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28th
out of 44

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