Argentina vs Ecuador - Cost of Living Comparison

Argentina Ecuador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$576
$750
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1423
$1875
🏠 One person rent
$224
$307
🏘️ Family rent
$366
$509
🍽️ Food expenses
$235
$266
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$85.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$448
$515
💸 GDP per capita
$8579
$5600
😃 Human freedom index
7.38
7.43
❤️ Life expectancy
76.8
77.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
36
🌐 English speaking %
6.5%
2%
🎓 Higher education
82
57
😀 Quality of life
50
56
🏙️ Population
47.3M
16.6M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($576) is 23% less expensive than in Ecuador ($750). Argentina ranked 150th vs 109th 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 0.8 months in Argentina compared to 0.7 months in Ecuador. Ranked 88th and 67th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs Ecuador

We calculate prices for Argentina and Ecuador as a population-weighted mean of 123 and 19 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Argentina Ecuador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.93
$4.64
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$26.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$6.31
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$2.02
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.12
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$238
$323
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$220
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$564
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$283
$389
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$34.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.5
$52.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
$32.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
42.26%
9.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1875
$1287
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1420
$1037
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.7
$21.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.89
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.91
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$1.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$1.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.01
$6.35
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
$5.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.79
$5.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$1.97
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.89
$11.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.96
$4.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.34
$6.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.52
$6.34
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.55
$1.74
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.8
$39.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.5
$32.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$9
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$99.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$144
$247
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3946
$6933

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Cities Comparison in Argentina vs Ecuador

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Argentina

City Cost of living Population
Buenos Aires
$792
3.06M
Cordoba
$611
1.33M
Rosario
$678
1.19M
Salta
$521
535K
San Miguel de Tucuman
$582
606K
Santa Fe
$619
406K
Mar del Plata
$553
593K
San Juan
$586
471K
Corrientes
$586
353K
Lanus
$506
459K
Santiago del Estero
$429
430K
San Salvador de Jujuy
$537
322K
Posadas
$444
276K
Bahia Blanca
$662
299K
Gregorio de Laferrere
$531
248K
Merlo
$532
244K
Gonzalez Catan
$532
238K
Quilmes
$488
231K
Neuquen
$678
231K
Rio Cuarto
$389
158K
Formosa
$367
222K
Jose C. Paz
$531
217K
Las Heras
$528
204K
Resistencia
$529
292K
Isidro Casanova
$528
191K
Godoy Cruz
$528
191K
La Plata
$546
193K
Comodoro Rivadavia
$701
183K
La Rioja
$385
181K
Berazategui
$519
181K

In Ecuador

City Cost of living Population
Guayaquil
$806
2.72M
Quito
$806
2.01M
Santo Domingo
$590
271K
Cuenca
$741
330K
Duran
$665
231K
Machala
$686
231K
Manta
$811
264K
Quevedo
$621
151K
Ambato
$577
165K
Portoviejo
$568
207K
Riobamba
$556
146K
Loja
$567
170K
Milagro
$677
134K
Esmeraldas
$655
154K
Ibarra
$556
132K
La Libertad
$779
95.9K
Babahoyo
$732
90.2K
Galapagos Islands
$650
25K
Montanita
$652
1K