Barbados vs Ecuador - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Ecuador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$750
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$1875
🏠 One person rent
$594
$307
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$509
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$266
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$85.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$515
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$5600
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
7.43
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
77.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
36
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
2%
🎓 Higher education
15
57
😀 Quality of life
51
56
🏙️ Population
286K
16.6M

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 68% more expensive than in Ecuador ($750). Barbados ranked 35th 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 1.1 months in Barbados compared to 0.7 months in Ecuador. Ranked 84th and 67th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Ecuador

We calculate prices for Barbados and Ecuador as a population-weighted mean of 2 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.

Barbados Ecuador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$4.64
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$26.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$6.31
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$2.02
 Cappuccino
$5
$2.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$323
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$220
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$564
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$389
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$34.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$52.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$32.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
9.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$1287
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$1037
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$21.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$1.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$1.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$1.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$6.35
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$5.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$5.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$1.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$1.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$1.97
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$11.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$1.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$4.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$6.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$6.34
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$1.74
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$39.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$32.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$9
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$99.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$247
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$6933

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Cities Comparison in Barbados vs Ecuador

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Barbados

City Cost of living Population
Bridgetown
$1262
110K
Holetown
$1268
1.6K

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