Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador

Summary of cost of living in Quito

Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,395
Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,034
Cost of living in Quito is more expensive than in 65% of cities in Latin America (19 out of 51)
Cost of living in Quito is cheaper than in 74% of cities in the World (223 out of 301)

List of prices in Quito, Ecuador. Current as of Dec 2019.

Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $5.80
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $5.96
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.90
12 eggs, large $1.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $1.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $759
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $411
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $39
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $490
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $322
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $31
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $28
40” flat screen TV $540
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $180
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $6
Hourly rate for cleaning help $7
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $66
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $55
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $111
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $89
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $27,238
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.63
Monthly ticket public transport $22
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $12
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.54
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $47
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $5.61
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $6
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.04
Tube of toothpaste $2.22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $9
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $26
2 tickets to the movies $11
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $81
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $52
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.30
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $724
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district $45
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.28
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 824 prices entered by 86 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2019

Quito position in our World Ranking

the world
223rd
out of 301
latin america
19th
out of 51

Cheapest and most expensive products in Quito compared to other cities:

the world
1st
the world
4th
latin america
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd

Do you live in Quito? We need your help!

What is the price of

Theater (best available seats)

in Quito?

$

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Prices recently added

  • 1 imp. gal of gasoline in Kolkata costs ₨22 (7 minutes ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Bangalore costs ₨2,000 (18 minutes ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Brandon, Manitoba costs C$530 (29 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Granada costs €700 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Public transport in São Paulo costs R$ 308 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Mar del Plata costs ARS $63 (about 2 hours ago)