Cost of Living Comparison Between Cuenca and Quito 

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Consumer Prices in Quito are 0.71% higher than in Cuenca (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Quito are 0.32% lower than in Cuenca
Rent Prices in Quito are 4.07% lower than in Cuenca
Restaurant Prices in Quito are 14.64% higher than in Cuenca
Groceries Prices in Quito are 0.60% lower than in Cuenca
Local Purchasing Power in Quito is 7.23% higher than in Cuenca
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Restaurants
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.00 $ 4.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28.50 $ 42.50 $      +49.12 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 6.50 $      -7.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.25 $ 2.00 $      -11.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 3.75 $      +7.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.54 $ 2.36 $      -7.06 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.97 $ 0.93 $      -4.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.86 $ 0.60 $      -30.45 %
Markets
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.13 $ 3.65 $      -11.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.63 $ 1.56 $      -4.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.59 $      -12.70 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.92 $ 1.55 $      -18.89 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.63 $ 2.44 $      -7.25 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.61 $ 2.69 $      +2.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.09 $ 3.23 $      +4.48 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.83 $      +3.18 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.44 $      -15.19 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.48 $ 0.65 $      +36.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.59 $      +14.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.51 $ 0.62 $      +20.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.59 $      +25.41 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.79 $ 0.73 $      -8.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.04 $ 1.00 $      -3.90 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.50 $ 10.00 $      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.66 $ 1.38 $      -16.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.86 $ 2.39 $      -16.40 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 5.00 $      -16.67 %
Transportation
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $ 0.35 $      +16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 22.50 $ 20.87 $      -7.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 $ 1.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $ 2.41 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.70 $ 2.64 $      -2.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $ 22,495.00 $      -19.66 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,833.33 $ 29,125.00 $      -8.51 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 31.49 $ 42.71 $      +35.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.10 $      -14.81 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.13 $ 36.71 $      -20.43 %
Sports And Leisure
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.22 $ 39.03 $      +17.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.25 $ 12.57 $      -11.78 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.50 $ 6.00 $      -7.69 %
Childcare
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 255.83 $ 287.50 $      +12.38 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,066.67 $ 7,494.44 $      +23.53 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.00 $ 55.45 $      +10.91 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.33 $ 44.17 $      +15.22 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.86 $ 96.82 $      +12.77 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 69.29 $ 80.91 $      +16.78 %
Rent Per Month
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 410.56 $ 450.00 $      +9.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 321.88 $ 238.08 $      -26.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 678.12 $ 689.23 $      +1.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 487.78 $ 443.75 $      -9.03 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 131.94 $ 126.00 $      -4.51 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 99.76 $ 90.35 $      -9.43 %
Salaries And Financing
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 460.00 $ 491.67 $      +6.88 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.68 10.80      -7.56 %
Last update: March 2022May 2022
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