Ecuador vs Switzerland - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador Switzerland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$2507
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$6465
🏠 One person rent
$307
$1351
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$2468
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$806
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$127
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$6135
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$87100
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
9.11
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
83.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
84
🌐 English speaking %
2%
61.3%
🎓 Higher education
57
98
😀 Quality of life
56
85
🏙️ Population
16.6M
8.47M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 70% less expensive than in Switzerland ($2507). Ecuador ranked 109th vs 3rd for Switzerland 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 2.4 months in Switzerland. Ranked 67th and 3rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs Switzerland

We calculate prices for Ecuador and Switzerland as a population-weighted mean of 19 and 50 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 Switzerland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$22.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$103
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$15.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$6.69
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$4.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$4.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$1419
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$1103
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$2700
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$2091
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$129
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$199
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
1.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$12711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$8175
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$3.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$85.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$39.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$1.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.69
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$3.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$6.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$21.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$43.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$3.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$3.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$4
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$2.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.46
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.75
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$2.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$2.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$8.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$16.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$5.17
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$3.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$3.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$81.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$19.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$127
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$34.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$108
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$122
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$2247
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$24364

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Cities Comparison in Ecuador vs Switzerland

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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 Switzerland

City Cost of living Population
Zurich
$2888
434K
Geneva
$2895
202K
Basel
$2456
178K
Lausanne
$2495
139K
Bern
$2267
134K
Winterthur
$2492
110K
Lucerne
$2419
81.7K
St. Gallen
$1937
75.8K
Lugano
$2470
63.2K
Biel/Bienne
$2118
54.5K
Vernier
$2377
35.1K
Schaffhausen
$2320
36.6K
Koniz
$2419
41.5K
Thun
$2466
43.7K
La Chaux-de-Fonds
$2334
39K
Fribourg
$1917
38.4K
Bellinzona
$2388
43.2K
Uster
$2417
34.4K
Neuchatel
$2053
33.5K
Sion
$2400
34.7K
Dubendorf
$2465
28K
Yverdon-les-Bains
$2037
30.2K
Altstetten
$2409
32.6K
Lancy
$2348
31.9K
Chur
$2233
35K
Zug
$2864
30.5K
Emmen
$2413
29.3K
Kriens
$2478
27K
Rapperswil-Jona
$2407
27K
Montreux
$2644
26K