Buenos Aires vs Quito - Cost of Living Comparison

Buenos Aires Quito
🚶 Cost of living one person
$792
$806
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$2011
🏠 One person rent
$344
$313
🏘️ Family rent
$645
$488
🍽️ Food expenses
$269
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.2
$89.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$403
$484
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
79
70
😀 Quality of life
73
66
🏙️ Population
3.06M
2.01M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 2% less expensive than in Quito. Cities ranked 6097th and 6052nd ($792 vs $806) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Argentina and Ecuador, respectively. Check Argentina vs Ecuador comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Buenos Aires compared to 0.6 months in Quito. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Quito ranked 1st in Ecuador, while ranked 1283rd and 3892nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Buenos Aires vs Quito

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Buenos Aires Quito
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.39
$5.58
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.7
$33.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.01
$6.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$2.37
 Cappuccino
$2.78
$3.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$384
$371
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$222
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$747
$583
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$537
$368
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.3
$29.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$45.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.3
$32
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
43.84%
9.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2597
$1344
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2138
$971
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.1
$22.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.41
$11.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.06
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.97
$7.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$5.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.86
$7.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$0.97
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$1.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
$1.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.48
$1.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.31
$4.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.43
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.26
$7.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.1
$2.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$2.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$46.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.23
$5.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.9
$43
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.5
$63
👟 Brand Sneakers
$139
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$237
$290
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5040
$7675

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Cities near Buenos Aires

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$520
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$506
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$520
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$522
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$522
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$519
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$522
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$521
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$520
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$520
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$521
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$488
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$519
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$522
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$522
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$522
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$541
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$640
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$522
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$522
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$521
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$520
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$528
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$521
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$531
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$487
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$524
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$523
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$519
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$531
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$523
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$520
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$525
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$520
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$522
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$532
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$522
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$532
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$531
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$524

Cities near Quito

Distance City Cost of living
74 km or 46 mi Santo Domingo
$590
77 km or 48 mi Ibarra
$556
114 km or 71 mi Ambato
$577
138 km or 86 mi Quevedo
$621
151 km or 94 mi Ipiales
$422
163 km or 101 mi Riobamba
$556
183 km or 114 mi Esmeraldas
$655
210 km or 130 mi Pasto
$405
210 km or 130 mi Babahoyo
$732
227 km or 141 mi Tumaco
$432
235 km or 146 mi Portoviejo
$568
244 km or 152 mi Milagro
$677
258 km or 161 mi Manta
$811
262 km or 163 mi Duran
$665
267 km or 166 mi Guayaquil
$806
303 km or 188 mi Cuenca
$741
307 km or 191 mi Montanita
$652
348 km or 216 mi La Libertad
$779
364 km or 226 mi Popayan
$400
376 km or 233 mi Machala
$686
381 km or 237 mi Florencia
$389
426 km or 265 mi Loja
$567
430 km or 267 mi Tumbes
$455
463 km or 288 mi Cali
$555
484 km or 301 mi Buenaventura
$433
484 km or 301 mi Palmira
$391
501 km or 311 mi Neiva
$390
516 km or 321 mi Mancora
$465
543 km or 337 mi Tulua
$393
574 km or 357 mi Talara
$471
575 km or 357 mi Sullana
$500
602 km or 374 mi Piura
$571
610 km or 379 mi Jaen
$501
611 km or 380 mi Paita
$505
616 km or 383 mi Armenia
$421
623 km or 387 mi Cartago
$392
631 km or 392 mi Salento
$422
635 km or 395 mi Ibague
$363
641 km or 398 mi Pereira
$414
650 km or 404 mi Girardot
$360