Cost of Living in Cuenca, Ecuador

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$699
$1652
🛋️ Without rent
$372
$1123
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$326
$529
🍽️ Food
$244
$642
🚐 Transport
$46
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
😀 Quality of life
55
🏙️ Population
330K

The average cost of living in Cuenca is $699, which is in the top 30% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6473rd out of 9294 in our global list and 6th out of 19 in Ecuador.

The median after-tax salary is $407, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 5605th (TOP 60%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Ecuador. With an estimated population of 330K, Cuenca is the 3rd largest city in Ecuador.

✈️ Closest airport2 kmMariscal Lamar Airport
😷 Air qualityGood10.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank1173Salesian Polytechnic University
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Prices in Cuenca

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$2.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$336
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$252
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$528
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$440
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1283
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$935
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.37
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.53
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.03
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.22
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$207
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3875

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