Ecuador vs Laos - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador Laos
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$894
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$2330
🏠 One person rent
$307
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$1016
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$296
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$53.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$311
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$2630
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
5.85
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
68.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
30
🌐 English speaking %
2%
6%
🎓 Higher education
57
27
😀 Quality of life
56
26
🏙️ Population
16.6M
6.86M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 16% less expensive than in Laos ($894). Ecuador ranked 109th vs 79th for Laos 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 0.3 months in Laos. Ranked 67th and 168th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs Laos

We calculate prices for Ecuador and Laos as a population-weighted mean of 19 and 4 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 Laos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$2.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$26.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$1.12
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$2.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$468
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$1109
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$755
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$89
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$101
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
10.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$2429
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$481
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$5.92
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$10.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$3.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$20.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$4.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$4.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$2.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$2.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$2.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$3.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$2.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$33.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$5.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$20.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$4.37
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$93.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$125
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$4427

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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 Laos

City Cost of living Population
Vientiane
$905
948K
Thakhek
$846
85K
Luang Prabang
$801
53.8K
Vang Vieng
$833
25K