Ecuador vs France - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador France
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$1363
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$3344
🏠 One person rent
$307
$708
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$1318
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$90.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$2346
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$39037
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
8.34
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
71
🌐 English speaking %
2%
35.2%
🎓 Higher education
57
87
😀 Quality of life
56
74
🏙️ Population
16.6M
67.1M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 45% less expensive than in France ($1363). Ecuador ranked 109th vs 29th for France 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 Ecuador compared to 1.7 months in France. Ranked 67th and 26th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs France

We calculate prices for Ecuador and France as a population-weighted mean of 19 and 151 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.

Ecuador France
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$52.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$9.27
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$5.58
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$2.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$699
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$557
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$1385
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$1086
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$92.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$30.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
1.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$5659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$4292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$1.72
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$51.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$1.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$3.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$17.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$2.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$2.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$7.56
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$7.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$3.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$17.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$81.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$88.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$653
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$9101

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Cities Comparison in Ecuador vs France

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Ecuador

City Cost of living Population
Guayaquil
$806
2.72M
Quito
$806
2.01M
Santo Domingo
$590
271K
Cuenca
$741
330K
Duran
$665
231K
Machala
$686
231K
Manta
$811
264K
Quevedo
$621
151K
Ambato
$577
165K
Portoviejo
$568
207K
Riobamba
$556
146K
Loja
$567
170K
Milagro
$677
134K
Esmeraldas
$655
154K
Ibarra
$556
132K
La Libertad
$779
95.9K
Babahoyo
$732
90.2K
Galapagos Islands
$650
25K
Montanita
$652
1K

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K