Cost of living in Quito (Ecuador) in 2018

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.

Prices were updated: August 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$ 190.92
RENT
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre*1, Internet (60 Mbps)*1
53.00$ 46.44
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$ 81.75
Transport
Public transport (Monthly pass)*1, Taxi Start*5, Taxi (1 km)*20
17.15$ 15.03
Personal care
Tube of toothpaste*1, Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)*1, Visit to private doctor*0.4
17.20$ 15.07
Entertaiment
1 ticket to the movie*3, 1 ticket to the theatre*1
28.00$ 24.53
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$ 35.05
For 1 day, mid-range varriant, per day$
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night)*1 27.00$ 23.66
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*3 13.50$ 11.83
Public transport (1 way ticket)*6 60.00$ 52.57
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$ 1.10
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$ 2.02
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 0.95$ 0.83
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.50$ 0.44
Big Mac meal 6.00$ 5.26
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 16.00$ 14.02
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$ 23.66
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 57.00$ 49.95
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 140.00$ 122.67
Apartments for rent$
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 410.00$ 359.26
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 22.00$ 19.28
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 750.00$ 657.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 540.00$ 473.17
Internet (60 Mbps) 31.00$ 27.16
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$ 19.28
Petrol (gas) 0.45$ 0.39
Personal care$
Tube of toothpaste 1.70$ 1.49
Visit to private doctor 35.00$ 30.67
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$ 5.26
1 ticket to the theatre 10.00$ 8.76
Other prices$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.00$ 75.36
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 110.00$ 96.39
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