Ecuador vs Iran - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador Iran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$723
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$1849
🏠 One person rent
$307
$357
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$769
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$237
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$35.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$2422
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
25
🌐 English speaking %
2%
12%
🎓 Higher education
57
80
😀 Quality of life
56
44
🏙️ Population
16.6M
80M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 4% more expensive than in Iran ($723). Ecuador ranked 109th vs 117th for Iran 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 0.5 months in Iran. Ranked 67th and 116th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs Iran

We calculate prices for Ecuador and Iran as a population-weighted mean of 19 and 102 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 Iran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$5.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$1.82
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$436
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$993
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$638
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$25
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$38.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
20.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$2252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$1269
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$17.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$3.37
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$3.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$1.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$5.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$4.35
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.87
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$0.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$1.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$0.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$2.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$3.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$2.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$27.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$3.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$31.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$8.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$54.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$134
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$1191

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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 Iran

City Cost of living Population
Tehran
$839
8.69M
Tabriz
$1049
1.56M
Mashhad
$668
3M
Hamadan
$943
554K
Shiraz
$724
1.57M
Isfahan
$605
1.96M
Kermanshah
$627
946K
Karaj
$688
1.59M
Ahvaz
$490
1.18M
Qazvin
$1104
403K
Qom
$993
1.2M
Ardabil
$842
529K
Bandar Abbas
$675
527K
Rasht
$915
680K
Sari
$529
347K
Eslamshahr
$588
448K
Kerman
$680
538K
Babol
$424
250K
Zanjan
$516
433K
Kashan
$600
433K
Abadan
$630
231K
Sanandaj
$755
413K
Arak
$567
521K
Khorramabad
$639
373K
Yazd
$809
530K
Urmia
$449
736K
Gorgan
$591
312K
Shahriar
$669
310K
Qods
$668
310K
Malard
$670
281K