Cost of living in Quito

on photo: QuitoQuito 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.

Estimated budget for the month for 1 person

Category Inexpensive Moderate
Restaurants & fun 46 $ 323 $
Food at home 179 $ 127 $
Transport 10 $ 41 $
Utilities & Services 116 $ 116 $
Total (without rent) 351 $ 607 $

Food prices in markets and supermarkets in Quito

Name Price in USD
 Milk (1 l)  0.95 $
 White bread (400 g)  1.85 $
 White rice (1 kg) 1.90 $
 Eggs (12)  2.10 $
 Local cheese (1 kg) 5.55 $
 Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)  7.60 $
 Green apples (1 kg) 1.85 $
 Banana (1kg)  1.20 $
 Oranges (1 kg)  1.70 $
 Tomatoes (1 kg)  1.10 $
 Potato (1 kg) 1.00 $
 Salat (1 kg)  1.25 $
 Onion (1 kg)  1.10 $
 Mineral water (1,5 l)  1.40 $

Restaurants prices

Name Price in USD
 Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 4.50 $
 Meal for 2 persons (Mid-range Restaurant) 37.00 $
 Cappuccino (regular) 2.30 $
 Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)  0.95 $
 Water (0.33 liter bottle)  0.50 $
 Big Mac meal 6.00 $
 Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l)  1.50 $
 Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.90 $

Transportation

Name Price in USD
 Public transport (Monthly ticket) 10.00 $
 Public transport (1 way ticket) 0.25 $
 Taxi Start 1.58 $
 Taxi (1 km)  0.45 $
 Taxi from airport to city center 22.00 $
 Gasoline (1 liter) 0.45 $

Hotels and hostels prices in Quito

 Name Price in USD
 Cheap hostel (1 person, 1 night) 10 $
 3 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 27 $
 4 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 57 $
 5 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 140 $

Rent apartments (for month)

 Name Price in USD
 Apartment (1 bedroom) in Quito Centre 410 $
 Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 220 $
 Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Quito Centre  750 $
 Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre  540 $
 (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 45m2 Apartment 59 $

Other prices

Name Price in USD
 Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  65 $
 Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22 $
 Internet (60 Mbps) 31 $
 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)  86 $
 1 ticket to the movie 6 $
 Visit to private doctor  35 $
 Standard men’s haircut  6.50 $
 Maid (twice a week) 55 $
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