Argentina vs Ecuador - Cost of Living Comparison

ArgentinaEcuador
🚶 Cost of living One person
$494
$756
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1164
$1851
🏠 One person rent
$202
$323
🏘️ Family rent
$294
$511
🍽️ Food Expenses
$194
$264
🚐 Transport Expenses
$37.4
$77.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$443
$472
💸 GDP per capita
$8442
$5600
😃 Human freedom index
7.2
6.92
❤️ Life expectancy
76.7
77
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
39
🏙️ Population
44.9M
16.6M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($494) is 35% less expensive than in Ecuador ($756). Argentina ranked 184th vs 107th for Ecuador in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months in Argentina compared to 0.6 months in Ecuador. Ranked 62nd and 72nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs Ecuador

ArgentinaEcuador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.7
$4.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.6
$22.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.4
$6.24
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$1.9
☕ Cappuccino
$1.67
$2.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.1
$0.82
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$354
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$146
$231
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$319
$582
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$212
$386
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.8
$34.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$52.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.4
$33.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
34.32%
10.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1950
$1409
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1488
$985
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.41
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18
$23.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.02
$12.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.85
$0.71
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$1.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.69
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.41
$1.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$6.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$5.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.98
$6.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
$1.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.66
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.98
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.13
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.9
$5.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.62
$6.82
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.08
$5.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.28
$1.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.3
$40.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.64
$5.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.3
$30.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.1
$8.32
👖 Brand Jeans
$42
$59.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.5
$99.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$282
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3238
$6707

Cities Comparison in Argentina vs Ecuador

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Argentina

CityCost of livingPopulation
Buenos Aires
$647
3.06M
Cordoba
$525
1.33M
Rosario
$451
1.19M
Salta
$479
535K
San Miguel de Tucuman
$430
606K
Mar del Plata
$501
593K
Santa Fe
$388
406K
San Juan
$412
471K
Lanus
$515
459K
Corrientes
$608
353K
Bahia Blanca
$451
299K
San Salvador de Jujuy
$481
322K
Posadas
$377
276K
Santiago del Estero
$381
252K
Gregorio de Laferrere
$475
248K
Parana
$475
248K
Merlo
$474
244K
Gonzalez Catan
$475
238K
Quilmes
$440
231K
Rio Cuarto
$447
158K
Neuquen
$555
231K
Formosa
$346
222K
Jose C. Paz
$475
217K
Resistencia
$349
292K
Las Heras
$473
204K
Godoy Cruz
$472
191K
Isidro Casanova
$471
191K
La Plata
$508
193K
Berazategui
$513
181K
Comodoro Rivadavia
$440
183K

In Ecuador

CityCost of livingPopulation
Guayaquil
$841
2.72M
Quito
$802
2.01M
Santo Domingo
$622
271K
Cuenca
$703
330K
Machala
$629
231K
Duran
$655
231K
Quevedo
$560
151K
Portoviejo
$574
207K
Manta
$829
218K
Loja
$559
170K
Ambato
$483
165K
Riobamba
$581
146K
Ibarra
$543
132K
Esmeraldas
$677
154K
Milagro
$612
134K
La Libertad
$796
95.9K
Babahoyo
$741
90.2K
Galapagos Islands
$640
25K
Montanita
$639
1K