Cost of living in Quito (Ecuador) in 2018

Cost of living in Quito (Ecuador)

Quito is the capital of Ecuador, it is the second biggest city in the country with population over 2,600,000 people. Official currency – USD.

It is not cheap place to visit for budget travelers. Quito’s prices are at the same level that popular European cities.

To travel there as a budget tourist for 1 month or longer will cost from 630 $ (including food, transport, rent and bills) and higher. If you want to visit Quito for 2-3 days it will be cost from 50-60 USD, because hostels and market’s food are not very expensive.

In the city are more than 220 attractions, so it is very interesting place to visit.

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, 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
217.88$ 190.80
RENT
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre*1, Internet (60 Mbps)*1
53.00$ 46.41
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
93.30$ 81.70
Transport
Public transport (Monthly pass)*1, Taxi Start*5, Taxi (1 km)*20
17.15$ 15.02
Personal care
Tube of toothpaste*1, Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)*1, Visit to private doctor*0.4
17.20$ 15.06
Entertaiment
1 ticket to the movie*3, 1 ticket to the theatre*1
28.00$ 24.52
For 1 day, cheap varriant, per day$
Hostel (for 1 person)*1 10.00$ 8.76
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 8.40$ 7.36
Public transport (1 way ticket)*4 40.00$ 35.03
For 1 day, mid-range varriant, per day$
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night)*1 27.00$ 23.64
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*3 13.50$ 11.82
Public transport (1 way ticket)*6 60.00$ 52.54
Food prices$
A loaf of bread (400 g) 1.85$ 1.62
Milk (1 l) 0.95$ 0.83
Eggs (12) 2.10$ 1.84
Local cheese (1 kg) 5.55$ 4.86
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 7.60$ 6.66
White rice (1 kg) 1.90$ 1.66
Onion (1 kg) 1.10$ 0.96
Salad (1 kg) 1.25$ 1.09
Potato (1 kg) 1.00$ 0.88
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.10$ 0.96
Bananas (kg) 1.20$ 1.05
Apples (kg) 1.85$ 1.62
Orange (1 kg) 1.70$ 1.49
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.40$ 1.23
Restaurants$
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 4.50$ 3.94
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 12.00$ 10.51
Cappuccino (regular) 2.30$ 2.01
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 0.95$ 0.83
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.50$ 0.44
Big Mac meal 6.00$ 5.25
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 16.00$ 14.01
Alcohol$
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.50$ 1.31
Imported beer (0,33 l) 1.80$ 1.58
Wine (700 ml) 6.70$ 5.87
Vodka, rum, brandy 9.20$ 8.06
Pack of cigarettes 1.80$ 1.58
Hotels and hostels$
Hostel (for 1 person) 10.00$ 8.76
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 27.00$ 23.64
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 57.00$ 49.92
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 140.00$ 122.60
Apartments for rent$
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 410.00$ 359.04
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 22.00$ 19.27
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 750.00$ 656.78
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 540.00$ 472.88
Internet (60 Mbps) 31.00$ 27.15
Transportation$
Public transport (1 way ticket) 10.00$ 8.76
Public transport (Monthly pass) 0.25$ 0.22
Taxi Start 1.58$ 1.38
Taxi (1 km) 0.45$ 0.39
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 22.00$ 19.27
Petrol (gas) 0.45$ 0.39
Personal care$
Tube of toothpaste 1.70$ 1.49
Visit to private doctor 35.00$ 30.65
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 3.00$ 2.63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1.50$ 1.31
Entertainment$
1 ticket to the movie 6.00$ 5.25
1 ticket to the theatre 10.00$ 8.76
Other prices$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.00$ 75.31
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 110.00$ 96.33

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