Caracas vs Quito - Cost of Living Comparison

Caracas Quito
🚶 Cost of living one person
$916
$806
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2170
$2011
🏠 One person rent
$358
$313
🏘️ Family rent
$557
$488
🍽️ Food expenses
$340
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$130
$89.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$215
$484
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
55
70
😀 Quality of life
42
66
🏙️ Population
1.94M
2.01M

The cost of living in Caracas is 14% more expensive than in Quito. Cities ranked 5665th and 6052nd ($916 vs $806) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 2nd in Venezuela and Ecuador, respectively. Check Venezuela vs Ecuador comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Caracas compared to 0.6 months in Quito. Caracas ranked 1st best city to live in Venezuela vs Quito ranked 1st in Ecuador, while ranked 6863rd and 3892nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Caracas vs Quito

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Caracas Quito
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$5.58
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$33.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$6.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.28
$2.37
 Cappuccino
$2.59
$3.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.08
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$327
$371
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$222
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$667
$583
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$443
$368
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$16.3
$29.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.1
$45.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.3
$32
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
21.92%
9.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$865
$1344
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$987
$971
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.6
$22.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$11.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.5
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.83
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.41
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.34
$7.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.5
$5.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.7
$7.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$0.97
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.26
$1.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.71
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.36
$1.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$4.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.68
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.22
$7.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.79
$2.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.23
$2.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41
$46.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.21
$5.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.2
$43
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.8
$63
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$63.3
$290
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6329
$7675

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$700
12 km or 7.3 mi Maiquetia
$678
16 km or 9.7 mi Catia La Mar
$774
21 km or 13 mi Los Teques
$771
30 km or 18 mi Charallave
$681
37 km or 23 mi Cua
$702
40 km or 25 mi Santa Lucia
$679
43 km or 27 mi Santa Teresa del Tuy
$756
43 km or 27 mi Guatire
$760
43 km or 27 mi Guarenas
$762
46 km or 29 mi Ocumare del Tuy
$751
53 km or 33 mi La Victoria
$702
67 km or 41 mi Turmero
$614
67 km or 41 mi Cagua
$682
75 km or 47 mi Santa Rita
$690
78 km or 48 mi Maracay
$557
78 km or 49 mi Palo Negro
$636
80 km or 50 mi El Limon
$681
82 km or 51 mi San Juan de los Morros
$680
93 km or 58 mi Altagracia de Orituco
$708
108 km or 67 mi Guacara
$672
115 km or 71 mi Los Guayos
$680
119 km or 74 mi Puerto Cabello
$670
122 km or 76 mi Valencia
$869
135 km or 84 mi Tocuyito
$698
163 km or 101 mi Tinaquillo
$680
176 km or 109 mi Valle de la Pascua
$731
184 km or 114 mi Calabozo
$697
199 km or 124 mi San Felipe
$704
204 km or 127 mi San Carlos
$679
219 km or 136 mi Zaraza
$683
235 km or 146 mi Kralendijk
$1524
245 km or 152 mi Yaritagua
$685
247 km or 154 mi Lecheria
$688
249 km or 155 mi Barcelona
$701
255 km or 159 mi Puerto la Cruz
$749
260 km or 162 mi Cabudare
$628
268 km or 167 mi Barquisimeto
$798
270 km or 167 mi Acarigua
$703
271 km or 168 mi Araure
$696

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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