Cost of Living in Cuenca, Ecuador in 2018

Cost of Living in Cuenca, Ecuador

Country: Ecuador

Last updated: November 2018

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Estimated budget for 1 person$
FOOD
A loaf of bread (400 g)*27 pieces, Potato (1 kg)*8.4 kg, White rice (1 kg)*5 kg, Onion (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Salad (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Tomatoes (1 kg)*5 kg, Apples (kg)*3 kg, Bananas (kg)*3 kg, Orange (1 kg)*2 kg, Beef (1 kg)*4, Pork (1 kg)*2.5, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*6 kg, Milk (1 l)*20 l, Local cheese (1 kg)*2 kg, Eggs (12) *4 pieces, Mineral water (1.5 l)*30 l
196.85$ 174.25
RENT
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre*1, Internet (60 Mbps)*1
312.00$ 276.18
Restaurants
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*4, Cappuccino (regular)*12, Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle)*10, Big Mac meal*4, Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l)*5, Wine (700 ml)*1
90.00$ 79.67
Transport
Public transport (Monthly pass)*1, Taxi Start*5, Taxi (1 km)*20
47.50$ 42.05
Personal care
Tube of toothpaste*1, Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)*1, Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)*1, Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)*0.3, Visit to private doctor*0.4
21.82$ 19.32
Entertaiment
1 ticket to the movie*3, 1 ticket to the theatre*1, Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult*1, 1 cocktail drink in downtown club*3
77.00$ 68.16
For 1 day, cheap varriant, per day$
Hostel (for 1 person)*1 11.00$ 9.74
A loaf of bread (400 g)*1, Local cheese (1 kg)*0.1, Milk (1 l)*1, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*0.3, Apples (kg)*0.3, Bananas (kg)*0.3, Orange (1 kg)*0.3, Potato (1 kg)*0.5, Eggs (12) *0.4 6.97$ 6.17
Public transport (1 way ticket)*4 1.00$ 0.89
For 1 day, mid-range varriant, per day$
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night)*1 27.00$ 23.90
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*3 9.00$ 7.97
Public transport (1 way ticket)*6 1.50$ 1.33
Food prices$
A loaf of bread (400 g) 1.67$ 1.48
Milk (1 l) 1.08$ 0.96
Eggs (12) 1.77$ 1.57
Local cheese (1 kg) 6.44$ 5.70
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 4.62$ 4.09
White rice (1 kg) 1.15$ 1.02
Onion (1 kg) 0.88$ 0.78
Salad (1 kg) 0.70$ 0.62
Potato (1 kg) 0.80$ 0.71
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.16$ 1.03
Bananas (kg) 1.20$ 1.06
Apples (kg) 1.40$ 1.24
Orange (1 kg) 1.00$ 0.89
Beef (1 kg) 4.74$ 4.20
Pork (1 kg) 4.20$ 3.72
Mineral water (1.5 l) 0.70$ 0.62
Restaurants$
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 3.00$ 2.66
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 10.00$ 8.85
Cappuccino (regular) 2.30$ 2.04
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 0.80$ 0.71
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.60$ 0.53
Big Mac meal 6.50$ 5.75
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 22.00$ 19.47
Alcohol$
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.10$ 0.97
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.10$ 1.86
Wine (700 ml) 10.90$ 9.65
Vodka, rum, brandy 13.00$ 11.51
Pack of cigarettes 5.90$ 5.22
Hotels and hostels$
Hostel (for 1 person) 11.00$ 9.74
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 27.00$ 23.90
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 47.00$ 41.60
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 110.00$ 97.37
Apartments for rent$
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 356.00$ 315.13
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 270.00$ 239.01
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 580.00$ 513.42
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 440.00$ 389.49
Internet (60 Mbps) 42.00$ 37.18
Transportation$
Public transport (1 way ticket) 0.25$ 0.22
Public transport (Monthly pass) 10.00$ 8.85
Taxi Start 1.50$ 1.33
Taxi (1 km) 1.50$ 1.33
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 8.00$ 7.08
Petrol (gas) 0.47$ 0.42
Personal care$
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4.72$ 4.18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4.60$ 4.07
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 5.70$ 5.05
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.50$ 3.98
Tube of toothpaste 2.10$ 1.86
Visit to private doctor 25.00$ 22.13
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 5.00$ 4.43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3.80$ 3.36
Entertainment$
1 ticket to the movie 5.00$ 4.43
1 ticket to the theatre 14.00$ 12.39
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.00$ 7.08
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.00$ 29.21
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5.00$ 4.43
Other prices$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.00$ 48.69
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.00$ 41.60
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 103.00$ 91.18
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 64.00$ 56.65

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