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: May 2018

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Estimated budget$
Food prices$
A loaf of bread (400 g) 1.85$ 1.57
Milk (1 l) 0.95$ 0.81
Eggs (12) 2.10$ 1.78
Local cheese (1 kg) 5.55$ 4.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 7.60$ 6.46
White rice (1 kg) 1.90$ 1.61
Onion (1 kg) 1.10$ 0.93
Salad (1 kg) 1.25$ 1.06
Potato (1 kg) 1.00$ 0.85
Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.10$ 0.93
Bananas (kg) 1.20$ 1.02
Apples (kg) 1.85$ 1.57
Orange (1 kg) 1.70$ 1.44
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.40$ 1.19
Restaurants$
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 4.50$ 3.82
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 12.00$ 10.20
Cappuccino (regular) 2.30$ 1.95
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 0.95$ 0.81
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.50$ 0.42
Big Mac meal 6.00$ 5.10
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 16.00$ 13.59
Alcohol$
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.50$ 1.27
Imported beer (0,33 l) 1.80$ 1.53
Wine (700 ml) 6.70$ 5.69
Vodka, rum, brandy 9.20$ 7.82
Pack of cigarettes 1.80$ 1.53
Hotels and hostels$
Hostel (for 1 person) 10.00$ 8.50
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 27.00$ 22.94
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 57.00$ 48.43
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 140.00$ 118.94
Apartments for rent$
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 410.00$ 348.34
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 22.00$ 18.69
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 750.00$ 637.20
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 540.00$ 458.78
Internet (60 Mbps) 31.00$ 26.34
Transportation$
Public transport (1 way ticket) 10.00$ 8.50
Public transport (Monthly pass) 0.25$ 0.21
Taxi Start 1.58$ 1.34
Taxi (1 km) 0.45$ 0.38
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 22.00$ 18.69
Petrol (gas) 0.45$ 0.38
Personal care$
Tube of toothpaste 1.70$ 1.44
Visit to private doctor 35.00$ 29.74
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 3.00$ 2.55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1.50$ 1.27
Entertainment$
1 ticket to the movie 6.00$ 5.10
1 ticket to the theatre 10.00$ 8.50
Other prices$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.00$ 73.07
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 110.00$ 93.46
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