Chile vs Ecuador - Cost of Living Comparison

Chile Ecuador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1040
$779
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2487
$1988
🏠 One person rent
$487
$321
🏘️ Family rent
$833
$575
🍽️ Food expenses
$351
$275
🚐 Transport expenses
$110
$86.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$735
$558
💸 GDP per capita
$15356
$6391
😃 Human freedom index
8.06
7.12
❤️ Life expectancy
78.9
73.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
67
36
🌐 English speaking %
9.5%
2%
🎓 Higher education
86
54
😀 Quality of life
66
46
🏙️ Population
19.5M
18M

The average cost of living in Chile ($1040) is 34% more expensive than in Ecuador ($779). Chile ranked 73rd vs 115th 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 0.7 months in Chile compared to 0.7 months in Ecuador. Ranked 49th and 95th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Chile vs Ecuador

We calculate prices for Chile and Ecuador as a population-weighted mean of 46 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.

Chile Ecuador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.2
$4.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.9
$29
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.93
$6.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.56
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$3.58
$2.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.46
$0.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$485
$356
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$227
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$877
$598
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$660
$460
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$68.9
$35.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$55.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.5
$31.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
9.9%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2379
$1293
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2321
$1255
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$0.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.6
$21.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.8
$14.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.51
$0.78
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.26
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.22
$1.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.36
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
$6.21
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.59
$5.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$6.25
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$1.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.03
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$0.64
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.27
$2.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.45
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$1.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.46
$5.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.44
$6.89
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.43
$6.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.2
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.32
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.8
$40
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.34
$6.45
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.6
$34.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.3
$10.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.6
$59.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.2
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$377
$227
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5692
$7269

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Chile

City Cost of living Population
Santiago
$1191
6.26M
San Bernardo
$810
301K
Antofagasta
$1155
349K
Puente Alto
$860
574K
Los Angeles
$894
143K
Vina del Mar
$938
333K
Calama
$859
158K
Iquique
$1005
188K
Temuco
$882
282K
Copiapo
$879
151K
Coquimbo
$905
204K
Valparaiso
$881
297K
Rancagua
$899
231K
Concepcion
$973
218K
La Serena
$915
195K
Osorno
$795
147K
Talcahuano
$787
148K
Chillan
$711
164K
Punta Arenas
$1081
123K
Valdivia
$953
150K
Arica
$814
202K
Puerto Montt
$912
170K
Quilpue
$877
148K
Talca
$793
206K
Curico
$770
162K
Coronel
$815
116K
Villa Alemana
$864
125K
Linares
$933
73.6K
San Antonio
$1215
86.2K
Ovalle
$692
75.9K

In Ecuador

City Cost of living Population
Guayaquil
$864
2.72M
Quito
$797
2.01M
Santo Domingo
$634
271K
Cuenca
$778
330K
Duran
$763
231K
Ambato
$599
165K
Machala
$609
231K
Manta
$887
218K
Quevedo
$581
151K
Milagro
$723
134K
Ibarra
$580
132K
Loja
$622
170K
Portoviejo
$672
207K
Esmeraldas
$601
154K
Babahoyo
$775
90.2K
La Libertad
$752
95.9K
Riobamba
$556
146K
Galapagos Islands
$671
25K
Montanita
$724
1K