Ecuador vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$307
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
61
🌐 English speaking %
2%
22%
🎓 Higher education
57
90
😀 Quality of life
56
73
🏙️ Population
16.6M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 34% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Ecuador ranked 109th vs 46th for Spain 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 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 67th and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs Spain

We calculate prices for Ecuador and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 19 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Ecuador vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K