Ecuador vs Norway - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador Norway
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$1892
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$4281
🏠 One person rent
$307
$993
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$1701
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$634
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$3493
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$67330
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
8.76
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
85
🌐 English speaking %
2%
87.6%
🎓 Higher education
57
94
😀 Quality of life
56
80
🏙️ Population
16.6M
5.43M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 60% less expensive than in Norway ($1892). Ecuador ranked 109th vs 11th for Norway 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 1.8 months in Norway. Ranked 67th and 11th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs Norway

We calculate prices for Ecuador and Norway as a population-weighted mean of 19 and 33 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 Norway
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$84.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$12.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$9.28
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$4.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$3.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$1022
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$760
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$1776
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$1371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$128
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$197
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$52
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
2.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$6811
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$5148
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$3.96
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$23.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$2.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$2.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$2.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$4.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$13.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$28.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$3.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$3.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$2.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$3.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$16.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$3.43
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$13.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$7.38
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$2.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$2.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$43.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$14.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$55.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$34
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$89.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$334
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$6275

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Cities Comparison in Ecuador vs Norway

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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 Norway

City Cost of living Population
Oslo
$2206
693K
Bergen
$1747
257K
Trondheim
$1805
183K
Stavanger
$1850
145K
Baerum
$2027
129K
Sandnes
$1761
81.3K
Drammen
$1834
102K
Lillestrom
$2117
89.1K
Fredrikstad
$1822
83.9K
Kristiansand
$1682
64.1K
Tromso
$1792
77.5K
Tonsberg
$1704
57.8K
Asker
$1737
96.1K
Alesund
$1544
52.2K
Skien
$1688
55.5K
Sarpsborg
$1554
58.2K
Moss
$1870
50.3K
Bodo
$1808
41.7K
Karmoy
$1913
42.5K
Sandefjord
$1683
44.4K
Arendal
$1608
37.8K
Porsgrunn
$1640
36.6K
Halden
$1571
31.4K
Molde
$1739
32K
Jessheim
$1727
21.6K
Gjovik
$1721
30.3K
Kongsberg
$1650
27.9K
Larvik
$1899
24.6K
Kristiansund
$1755
24K
Hamar
$1956
27.9K