Ecuador vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$307
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
73
🌐 English speaking %
2%
15%
🎓 Higher education
57
99
😀 Quality of life
56
79
🏙️ Population
16.6M
126M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 36% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). Ecuador ranked 109th vs 43rd for Japan 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 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 67th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs Japan

We calculate prices for Ecuador and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 19 and 907 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 Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Ecuador vs Japan

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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 Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K