Ecuador vs Nepal - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador Nepal
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$385
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$970
🏠 One person rent
$307
$129
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$236
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$174
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$38.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$202
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$1155
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
7.12
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
71.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
33
🌐 English speaking %
2%
3%
🎓 Higher education
57
53
😀 Quality of life
56
36
🏙️ Population
16.6M
30.3M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 95% more expensive than in Nepal ($385). Ecuador ranked 109th vs 195th for Nepal 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 Nepal. Ranked 67th and 139th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs Nepal

We calculate prices for Ecuador and Nepal as a population-weighted mean of 19 and 10 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 Nepal
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$2.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$15.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$6.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$2.12
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$1.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$0.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$138
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$86.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$277
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$175
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$15.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$23.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$16.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
12.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$1986
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$1027
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$18
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$6.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$0.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$0.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$6.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$3.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$4.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$0.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$0.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$0.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$6.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$2.52
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$2.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$2.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$0.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$0.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$32.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$2.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$1.83
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$25.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$46.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$60.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$2979

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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 Nepal

City Cost of living Population
Kathmandu
$435
846K
Lalitpur
$445
513K
Pokhara
$350
518K
Biratnagar
$352
243K
Birgunj
$307
268K
Bheemdatta
$353
105K
Janakpur
$335
97.8K
Hetauda
$322
84.7K
Damak
$302
75.1K
Dhangadhi
$314
102K