Cost of Living in Galapagos Islands

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$658
$1610
🛋️ Without rent
$374
$1151
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$284
$459
🍽️ Food
$259
$689
🚐 Transport
$32.3
$90.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$470
😀 Quality of life
31
🏙️ Population
25K

The average cost of living in Galapagos Islands is $658, which is in the top 25% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7003rd out of 9294 in our global list and 11th out of 19 in Ecuador.

The median after-tax salary is $470, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months. Ranked 8438th (TOP 91%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 18th best city to live in Ecuador. With an estimated population of 25K, Galapagos Islands is the 18th largest city in Ecuador.

✈️ Closest airport 1076 km General Ulpiano Paez Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 4.9 µg/m³
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Prices in Galapagos Islands

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.91
 Cappuccino
$2.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$284
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$202
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$499
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1022
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$739
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.28
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.79
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.79
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.29
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.72
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.32
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.59
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.61
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$49.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$199
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5658

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