Cost of Living Comparison Between Cuenca and Quito 

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Consumer Prices in Quito are 3.9% lower than in Cuenca (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Quito are 3.9% lower than in Cuenca
Rent Prices in Quito are 4.1% lower than in Cuenca
Restaurant Prices in Quito are 9.8% higher than in Cuenca
Groceries Prices in Quito are 6.7% lower than in Cuenca
Local Purchasing Power in Quito is 3.1% higher than in Cuenca
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Restaurants
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.50 $ 3.75 $      +7.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 32.00 $ 40.00 $      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 7.00 $      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.50 $ 2.25 $      -10.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.75 $ 3.50 $      -6.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.36 $ 2.59 $      +9.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.94 $ 0.78 $      -16.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.72 $ 0.61 $      -16.2 %
Markets
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.08 $ 3.68 $      -9.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.86 $ 1.48 $      -20.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.60 $      -9.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.02 $ 1.72 $      -14.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.69 $ 2.57 $      -4.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.57 $ 2.44 $      -4.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.10 $ 2.93 $      -5.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.84 $      -20.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 $ 0.46 $      -6.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.59 $      +5.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.58 $ 0.55 $      -6.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.59 $      +7.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.49 $ 0.53 $      +8.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.75 $ 0.73 $      -2.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 $ 1.00 $      -12.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 $ 10.00 $      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.64 $ 1.35 $      -17.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 $ 2.41 $      -13.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 5.75 $      -4.2 %
Transportation
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.35 $ 0.35 $      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.00 $ 20.87 $      -16.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 $ 1.50 $      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.53 $ 2.41 $      -4.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 $ 10.00 $      -33.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.60 $ 2.88 $      +10.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $      -33.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,800.00 $ 26,818.18 $      -10.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 37.86 $ 43.61 $      +15.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.11 $      +12.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36.78 $ 37.59 $      +2.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.12 $ 41.46 $      +21.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.12 $ 13.11 $      -7.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.25 $ 6.00 $      -4.0 %
Childcare
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 267.00 $ 262.67 $      -1.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,900.00 $ 6,965.00 $      +0.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.25 $ 53.53 $      -12.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.25 $ 45.62 $      -1.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.50 $ 100.31 $      +12.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 68.89 $ 81.79 $      +18.7 %
Rent Per Month
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 407.92 $ 458.75 $      +12.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 313.89 $ 251.88 $      -19.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 672.50 $ 646.47 $      -3.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 540.42 $ 498.53 $      -7.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 105.68 $ 127.74 $      +20.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 96.83 $ 98.50 $      +1.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Cuenca Edit Quito Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 474.38 $ 469.67 $      -1.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.82 11.00      -6.9 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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