Cost of Living Comparison Between Mexico City and Quito 

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Consumer Prices in Quito are 8.59% higher than in Mexico City (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Quito are 3.65% lower than in Mexico City
Rent Prices in Quito are 31.57% lower than in Mexico City
Restaurant Prices in Quito are 20.95% lower than in Mexico City
Groceries Prices in Quito are 12.95% higher than in Mexico City
Local Purchasing Power in Quito is 24.99% lower than in Mexico City
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Restaurants
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.57 $
(150.00 MXN)
3.62 $
(71.85 MXN)
     -52.10 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.36 $
(800.00 MXN)
35.00 $
(693.71 MXN)
     -13.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.05 $
(120.00 MXN)
6.00 $
(118.92 MXN)
     -0.90 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.02 $
(40.00 MXN)
2.00 $
(39.64 MXN)
     -0.90 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.53 $
(70.00 MXN)
4.00 $
(79.28 MXN)
     +13.26 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.27 $
(45.00 MXN)
2.40 $
(47.48 MXN)
     +5.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.87 $
(17.21 MXN)
0.94 $
(18.60 MXN)
     +8.11 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.66 $
(13.02 MXN)
0.69 $
(13.69 MXN)
     +5.11 %
Markets
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 $
(79.06 MXN)
3.78 $
(74.96 MXN)
     -5.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.44 $
(28.46 MXN)
1.53 $
(30.38 MXN)
     +6.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.60 $
(11.80 MXN)
0.69 $
(13.60 MXN)
     +15.25 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.69 $
(33.56 MXN)
1.89 $
(37.47 MXN)
     +11.67 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.58 $
(51.11 MXN)
2.23 $
(44.16 MXN)
     -13.60 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.24 $
(44.31 MXN)
3.15 $
(62.49 MXN)
     +41.01 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.72 $
(73.68 MXN)
3.01 $
(59.64 MXN)
     -19.05 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 $
(19.14 MXN)
1.05 $
(20.82 MXN)
     +8.77 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 $
(9.79 MXN)
0.55 $
(10.89 MXN)
     +11.21 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.48 $
(9.48 MXN)
0.82 $
(16.34 MXN)
     +72.39 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.65 $
(12.84 MXN)
0.74 $
(14.72 MXN)
     +14.61 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.59 $
(11.71 MXN)
0.58 $
(11.40 MXN)
     -2.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 $
(10.64 MXN)
0.63 $
(12.56 MXN)
     +18.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 $
(16.99 MXN)
0.70 $
(13.94 MXN)
     -17.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.75 $
(14.94 MXN)
1.10 $
(21.77 MXN)
     +45.69 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.08 $
(180.00 MXN)
11.00 $
(218.02 MXN)
     +21.12 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.18 $
(23.44 MXN)
1.47 $
(29.13 MXN)
     +24.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $
(44.59 MXN)
2.97 $
(58.89 MXN)
     +32.07 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.03 $
(60.00 MXN)
5.00 $
(99.10 MXN)
     +65.17 %
Transportation
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $
(6.00 MXN)
0.25 $
(4.96 MXN)
     -17.42 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.14 $
(300.00 MXN)
30.00 $
(594.61 MXN)
     +98.20 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.76 $
(15.00 MXN)
1.50 $
(29.73 MXN)
     +98.20 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.49 $
(9.66 MXN)
2.41 $
(47.85 MXN)
     +395.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.22 $
(103.50 MXN)
10.00 $
(198.20 MXN)
     +91.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $
(75.03 MXN)
2.53 $
(50.08 MXN)
     -33.26 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,919.99 $
(375,000.00 MXN)
22,000.00 $
(436,046.67 MXN)
     +16.28 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,191.72 $
(320,924.76 MXN)
27,227.27 $
(539,652.80 MXN)
     +68.16 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 38.61 $
(765.21 MXN)
40.45 $
(801.73 MXN)
     +4.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $
(1.66 MXN)
0.13 $
(2.59 MXN)
     +56.34 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.47 $
(564.24 MXN)
39.08 $
(774.52 MXN)
     +37.27 %
Sports And Leisure
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.26 $
(1,055.72 MXN)
52.22 $
(1,035.06 MXN)
     -1.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.01 $
(357.04 MXN)
23.17 $
(459.17 MXN)
     +28.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.04 $
(80.00 MXN)
6.00 $
(118.92 MXN)
     +48.65 %
Childcare
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 317.14 $
(6,285.71 MXN)
339.23 $
(6,723.66 MXN)
     +6.97 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,127.82 $
(121,455.17 MXN)
7,853.85 $
(155,665.61 MXN)
     +28.17 %
Clothing And Shoes
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.89 $
(889.81 MXN)
66.61 $
(1,320.17 MXN)
     +48.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.95 $
(752.26 MXN)
48.75 $
(966.24 MXN)
     +28.44 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.15 $
(1,568.75 MXN)
102.56 $
(2,032.77 MXN)
     +29.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 75.72 $
(1,500.87 MXN)
89.38 $
(1,771.63 MXN)
     +18.04 %
Rent Per Month
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 632.84 $
(12,543.17 MXN)
444.03 $
(8,800.83 MXN)
     -29.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 371.26 $
(7,358.56 MXN)
277.67 $
(5,503.44 MXN)
     -25.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,235.66 $
(24,491.07 MXN)
818.52 $
(16,223.29 MXN)
     -33.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 751.36 $
(14,892.09 MXN)
506.67 $
(10,042.29 MXN)
     -32.57 %
Buy Apartment Price
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 225.12 $
(4,461.98 MXN)
143.28 $
(2,839.93 MXN)
     -36.35 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 135.75 $
(2,690.67 MXN)
90.07 $
(1,785.27 MXN)
     -33.65 %
Salaries And Financing
Mexico City Edit Quito Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 698.58 $
(13,846.02 MXN)
504.83 $
(10,005.95 MXN)
     -27.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.96 10.78      -1.61 %
Last update: January 2021December 2020
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