Caracas vs Quito - Cost of Living Comparison

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Caracas Quito
🚶 Cost of living one person
$982
$843
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2335
$2159
🏠 One person rent
$367
$331
🏘️ Family rent
$592
$574
🍽️ Food expenses
$391
$314
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$89
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$474
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
54
61
😀 Quality of life
41
60
🏙️ Population
2.25M
2.01M

The cost of living in Caracas is 17% more expensive than in Quito. Cities ranked 5507th and 6239th ($982 vs $843) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd 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 2nd in Ecuador, while ranked 7023rd and 5228th among best cities to live in the world.

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Caracas Quito
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$5.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$46.4
$35.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.4
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$2.7
 Cappuccino
$3.02
$3.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.32
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$347
$392
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$308
$242
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$638
$685
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$508
$453
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$14.1
$25.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$21.5
$40.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.6
$33.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
28.68%
12.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$837
$1524
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1222
$1298
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29.5
$20.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.2
$11.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.5
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.98
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.9
$1.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.63
$2.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.74
$7.55
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.34
$6.65
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.01
$7.42
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.71
$2.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.17
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.69
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.33
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.38
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.42
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.25
$5.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.89
$6.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.72
$7.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.3
$2.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.61
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$59.4
$44.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.29
$6.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.7
$52.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.4
$55.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.9
$106
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$83
$298
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3553
$7799

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi La Guaira
$860
12 km or 7.3 mi Maiquetia
$846
16 km or 9.7 mi Catia La Mar
$887
21 km or 13 mi Los Teques
$844
30 km or 18 mi Charallave
$814
37 km or 23 mi Cua
$814
40 km or 25 mi Santa Lucia
$806
43 km or 27 mi Santa Teresa del Tuy
$843
43 km or 27 mi Guatire
$817
43 km or 27 mi Guarenas
$824
46 km or 29 mi Ocumare del Tuy
$799
53 km or 33 mi La Victoria
$719
67 km or 41 mi Turmero
$717
67 km or 41 mi Cagua
$691
75 km or 47 mi Santa Rita
$637
78 km or 48 mi Maracay
$580
78 km or 49 mi Palo Negro
$645
80 km or 50 mi El Limon
$611
82 km or 51 mi San Juan de los Morros
$707
93 km or 58 mi Altagracia de Orituco
$763
108 km or 67 mi Guacara
$735
115 km or 71 mi Los Guayos
$708
119 km or 74 mi Puerto Cabello
$720
122 km or 76 mi Valencia
$794
135 km or 84 mi Tocuyito
$717
163 km or 101 mi Tinaquillo
$700
176 km or 109 mi Valle de la Pascua
$749
184 km or 114 mi Calabozo
$716
199 km or 124 mi San Felipe
$703
204 km or 127 mi San Carlos
$689
219 km or 136 mi Zaraza
$704
235 km or 146 mi Kralendijk
$1786
245 km or 152 mi Yaritagua
$666
247 km or 154 mi Lecheria
$760
249 km or 155 mi Barcelona
$718
255 km or 159 mi Puerto la Cruz
$724
260 km or 162 mi Cabudare
$655
268 km or 167 mi Barquisimeto
$711
270 km or 167 mi Acarigua
$684
271 km or 168 mi Araure
$687

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Distance City Cost of living
74 km or 46 mi Santo Domingo
$775
77 km or 48 mi Ibarra
$537
114 km or 71 mi Ambato
$571
138 km or 86 mi Quevedo
$637
151 km or 94 mi Ipiales
$517
163 km or 101 mi Riobamba
$548
183 km or 114 mi Esmeraldas
$613
210 km or 130 mi Pasto
$510
210 km or 130 mi Babahoyo
$834
227 km or 141 mi Tumaco
$534
235 km or 146 mi Portoviejo
$643
244 km or 152 mi Milagro
$732
258 km or 161 mi Manta
$870
262 km or 163 mi Duran
$800
267 km or 166 mi Guayaquil
$905
303 km or 188 mi Cuenca
$816
307 km or 191 mi Montanita
$757
348 km or 216 mi La Libertad
$816
364 km or 226 mi Popayan
$453
376 km or 233 mi Machala
$601
381 km or 237 mi Florencia
$419
426 km or 265 mi Loja
$639
430 km or 267 mi Tumbes
$467
463 km or 288 mi Cali
$706
484 km or 301 mi Buenaventura
$555
484 km or 301 mi Palmira
$646
501 km or 311 mi Neiva
$512
516 km or 321 mi Mancora
$508
543 km or 337 mi Tulua
$495
574 km or 357 mi Talara
$525
575 km or 357 mi Sullana
$536
602 km or 374 mi Piura
$587
610 km or 379 mi Jaen
$500
611 km or 380 mi Paita
$547
616 km or 383 mi Armenia
$551
623 km or 387 mi Cartago
$649
631 km or 392 mi Salento
$571
635 km or 395 mi Ibague
$521
641 km or 398 mi Pereira
$666
650 km or 404 mi Girardot
$420