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General Information

WHAT THINGS COST IN ECUADOR

Air Tickets Inside Ecuador Cleansers and Other Toiletries
Interprovincial Bus Tranport Going Out
Tranportation Inside Quito Ecuadorian Drinks
Services Eating Out
Renting Good Quality Apartments Groceries
Newspapers and Magazines Fresh Fruit


Disclaimer note: All of these prices are estimates and are subject to change as much and often as the economy allows, so it's better to just use them as a guide than to depend on them.

Air Tickets Inside Ecuador (Taxes included)

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US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Guayaquil-Bahía

US$ 23.72

55.05 M

184.64 F

Guayaquil-Cuenca

US$ 29.32

68.05 M

228.23 F

Guayaquil-Galápagos

US$ 68.52

159.03 M

533.36 F

Guayaquil-Loja

US$ 24.84

57.65 M

193.35 F

Guayaquil-Machala

US$ 22.04

51.15 M

171.56 F

Guayaquil-Manta

US$ 23.72

55.05 M

184.64 F

Quito-Tulcán

US$ 22.04

51.15 M

171.56 F

Quito-Coca

US$ 19.8

45.95 M

154.12 F

Quito-Cuenca

US$ 46.12

107.04 M

359 F

Quito-Esmeraldas

US$ 24.28

56.35 M

189 F

Quito-Galápagos

US$ 85.32

198.02 M

664.13 F

Quito-Guayaquil

US$ 46.12

107.04 M

359 F

Quito-Lago Agrio

US$ 25.96

60.25 M

202.07 F

Quito-Loja

US$ 37.72

87.54 M

293.61 F

Quito-Macas

US$ 26.52

61.55 M

206.43 F

Quito-Machala

US$ 51.72

120.04 M

402.59 F

Quito-Manta

US$ 36.6

84.94 M

284.89 F

Quito-Portoviejo

US$ 36.6

84.94 M

284.89 F

 

Interprovincial Bus Tranport

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US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Cuenca-Guayaquil

US$ 4.00

9.28 M

31.14 F

Cuenca-Loja

US$ 4.00

9.28 M

31.14 F

Cuenca-Macas

US$ 4.00

9.28 M

31.14 F

Cuenca-Machala

US$ 2.60

6.03 M

20.24 F

Cuenca-Quito

US$ 7.60

17.64 M

59.16 F

Guayaquil-Loja

US$ 5.52

12.81 M

42.97 F

Quito-Ambato

US$ 1.44

3.34 M

11.21 F

Quito-Baños

US$ 1.84

4.27 M

14.32 F

Quito-Cuenca

US$ 7.28

16.9 M

56.67 F

Quito-Esmeraldas

US$ 3.28

7.61 M

25.53 F

Quito-Guayaquil

US$ 5.55

12.88 M

43.2 F

Quito-Ibarra

US$ 1.32

3.06 M

10.27 F

Quito-Lago Agrio

US$ 5.92

13.74 M

46.08 F

Quito-Loja

US$ 8.12

18.85 M

63.21 F

Quito-Santo Domingo

US$ 1.64

3.81 M

12.77 F

 

Tranportation Inside Quito

.

US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Bus "Popular"

US$ 0.14

0.29 M

0.98 F

Bus "Selectivo" or "Ejecutivo"

US$ 0.20

0.42 M

1.41 F

Trole

US$ 0.10

0.23 M

0.78 F

Taxi (Approx. 8km)

US$ 2.00

4.64 M

15.57 F

Taxi (minimum)

US$ 0.50

1.11 M

3.74 F

 

Services

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US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Clean Water
(Household usage/month)

US$ 5

9.28 M

31.14 F

Electrical (300 kw/household usage/month)

US$ 12

27.85 M

93.41 F

Telephone (household usage/month)

US$ 12

23.21 M

77.84 F

Unlimited Internet Access
(1 month)

US$ 25

58.02 M

194.6 F

Cellular Phone Call (1 minute)

US$ 0.80

1.86 M

6.23 F

Cable TV (1 month)

US$ 14

32.49 M

108.98 F

 

Renting Good Quality Apartments (per month)

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US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Ambato

US$ 200

464.18 M

1556.8 F

Cuenca

US$ 200

464.18 M

1556.8 F

Puyo

US$ 100

232.09 M

778.4 F

Esmeraldas

US$ 150

348.14 M

1167.6 F

Guayaquil

US$ 250

580.23 M

1946 F

Loja

US$ 100

232.09 M

778.4 F

Manta

US$ 200

464.18 M

1556.8 F

Quito

US$ 250

580.23 M

1946 F

Santo Domingo

US$ 200

464.18 M

1556.8 F

 

Furniture and Household Appliances

.

US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Propane Stove with an Oven and 6 Elements

US$ 480

1114.03 M

3736.32 F

Computer (Pentium III)

US$ 750

1740.68 M

5838 F

Living Room Furniture

US$ 600

1392.54 M

4670.4 F

Microwave

US$ 400

928.36 M

3113.6 F

Refrigerator

US$ 720

1671.05 M

5604.48 F

Television

US$ 520

1206.87 M

4047.68 F

VCR

US$ 320

742.69 M

2490.88 F

 

Newspapers and Magazines

.

US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Newspapers

US$ 0.25

0.46 M

1.56 F

El Comercio (Mon-Fri)
El Comercio (Weekends)

US$ 0.35

0.65 M

2.18 F

El Expreso (Mon-Fri)

US$ 0.25

0.46 M

1.56 F

El Hoy (Mon-Fri)

US$ 0.25

0.46 M

1.56 F

El Mercurio(Mon-Fri)

US$ 0.12

0.28 M

0.93 F

El Telégrafo

US$ 0.14

0.32 M

1.09 F

El Universo(Mon-Fri)

US$ 0.25

0.46 M

1.56 F

El Universo (Weekends)

US$ 0.25

0.46 M

1.56 F

La Hora

US$ 0.20

0.46 M

1.56 F

Magazines

US$ 1.08

2.51 M

8.41 F

Buen Hogar
Economica Ekos

US$ 2.50

5.8 M

19.46 F

Economica Gestion

US$ 1.40

3.25 M

10.9 F

Hogar

US$ 1.20

2.79 M

9.34 F

Vistazo

US$ 1.20

2.79 M

9.34 F

 

Cleansers and Other Toiletries

.

US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

5 Disposable Razors

US$ 1.00

2.37 M

7.93 F

1 Bar of Laundry Soap

US$ 0.20

0.52 M

1.74 F

Laundry Detergent

US$ 2.00

4.65 M

15.61 F

1 Bar of Hand Soap

US$ 0.80

1.85 M

6.19 F

Dishsoap (1kg)

US$ 1.40

3.17 M

10.64 F

Floor Soap (1lt)

US$ 1.90

4.42 M

14.82 F

Toilet Paper (12 rolls)

US$ 2.90

6.65 M

22.32 F

Toothpaste (228 g)

US$ 2.50

5.74 M

19.27 F

Paper Napkins (300)

US$ 0.90

2.08 M

6.97 F

Shampoo (0.4 lt)

US$ 2.20

5.07 M

17 F

Paper Towel (1 roll)

US$ 1.15

2.68 M

8.98 F

 

Going Out

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US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Entrance to Cinemark in Quito (Adults)

US$ 1.68

3.9 M

13.08 F

Entrance to Bullfighting in Ambato

US$ 2.40

5.57 M

18.68 F

Entrance to Bullfighting in Quito

US$ 4.00

9.28 M

31.14 F

Entrance to Multicines in Quito (Adults)

US$ 1.56

3.62 M

12.14 F

Entrance to the Soccer Stadium in Cuenca

US$ 1.20

2.79 M

9.34 F

Entrance to the Soccer Stadium in Guayaquil

US$ 1.40

3.25 M

10.9 F

Entrance to the Soccer Stadium in Quito

US$ 1.40

3.25 M

10.9 F

Quito City Museum

US$ 0.40

0.93 M

3.11 F

Quito Zoo in Guayllabamba

US$ 0.40

0.93 M

3.11 F

 

Ecuadorian Drinks

.

US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Carbonated Mineral Water (2lt.)

US$ 0.62

0.42 M

1.4 F

Spring Water (4lt.)

US$ 0.66

1.53 M

5.14 F

Package of Cigarettes (20)

US$ 0.80

1.86 M

6.23 F

Biela Beer 300 cc

US$ 0.50

1.17 M

3.92 F

Club Beer 300 cc

US$ 0.43

0.99 M

3.31 F

Pilsener Beer 578 ml

US$ 0.66

1.53 M

5.14 F

Pilsener Beer 311ml

US$ 0.47

1.09 M

3.66 F

Soft Drink (2 lt)

US$ 1.00

2.32 M

7.78 F

Peach Juice

US$ 1.00

2.31 M

7.76 F

Orange/Mandarine Juice

US$ 0.66

1.53 M

5.14 F

Trópico Liquor (750 cc)

US$ 0.99

2.29 M

7.67 F

Castillo Añejo Rum

US$ 2.56

5.95 M

19.96 F

San Miguel Rum 750 cc

US$ 1.25

2.91 M

9.76 F

Wine (1 bottle)

US$ 3.94

9.15 M

30.69 F

 

Eating Out

.

US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Rice with Shrimp

US$ 3.00

6.96 M

23.35 F

Rice with Shellfish

US$ 2.50

5.8 M

19.46 F

Shrimp Ceviche

US$ 3.00

6.96 M

23.35 F

Shellfish Ceviche

US$ 2.50

5.8 M

19.46 F

Fish Ceviche

US$ 2.50

5.8 M

19.46 F

Whole Roast Rabbit in Ambato

US$ 9.00

20.89 M

70.06 F

Cup of Ice Cream

US$ 1.50

2.32 M

7.78 F

Whole Roast Guinea Pig with Fries in Ambato

US$ 9.00

20.89 M

70.06 F

Encebollado

US$ 1.50

3.48 M

11.68 F

Fruit Salad

US$ 1.50

3.48 M

11.68 F

Hamburger

US$ 1.00

2.32 M

7.78 F

Hot Dog

US$ 1.00

2.32 M

7.78 F

Chowder of Potatoes and Pork Skin

US$ 1.50

3.48 M

11.68 F

Stewed Corn with Toasted Pork

US$ 1.00

2.32 M

7.78 F

1 BBQ

US$ 3.50

8.12 M

27.24 F

Pizza(6 People)

US$ 7.60

17.64 M

59.16 F

Pizza(4 People)

US$ 5.00

11.6 M

38.92 F

 

Groceries

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US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

French Bread (4 people)

US$ 0.50

1.11 M

3.74 F

Sunflower Oil (1 lt)

US$ 1.85

4.27 M

14.32 F

Corn Oil ( 1 lt)

US$ 2.15

4.94 M

16.58 F

Soya Oil (1 lt)

US$ 1.25

2.85 M

9.57 F

Rice (1kg)

US$ 1.10

2.58 M

8.64 F

Tuna (0.184 kg)

US$ 0.55

1.25 M

4.2 F

Tina (0.354 kg)

US$ 1.10

2.6 M

8.72 F

Sugar (2kg)

US$ 0.80

1.9 M

6.38 F

Pork (1kg)

US$ 3.10

7.19 M

24.13 F

Chicken (1kg)

US$ 1.30

3.06 M

10.27 F

Beef (1 kg)

US$ 2.38

5.52 M

18.53 F

Pasta (0.4 kg)

US$ 0.40

0.91 M

3.04 F

Flour (1 kg)

US$ 0.80

1.86 M

6.23 F

12 Eggs

US$ 1.00

2.27 M

7.63 F

Deli Ham (1 kg)

US$ 8.00

18.54 M

62.19 F

Deli Chicken (1 kg)

US$ 6.85

15.87 M

53.24 F

Milk in a Box (1 lt)

US$ 0.55

1.35 M

4.51 F

Milk in a Bag (1 lt)

US$ 0.40

0.95 M

3.19 F

Corn Starch (0.4 kg)

US$ 0.60

1.39 M

4.67 F

Fruit Jams (0.295 kg)

US$ 0.80

1.79 M

5.99 F

Honey (0.62 kg)

US$ 3.80

8.75 M

29.35 F

Bread (1 person)

US$ 0.06

0.14 M

0.47 F

Potatoes (5 kg)

US$ 4.50

10.44 M

35.03 F

Freash Fish (1 kg)

US$ 4.00

9.28 M

31.14 F

Mozzarella Cheese

US$ 1.60

3.76 M

12.61 F

Salt (1 kg)

US$ 0.15

0.35 M

1.17 F

Sausages (300gr)

US$ 1.50

3.48 M

11.68 F

Sardines (0.426 kg)

US$ 0.69

1.6 M

5.37 F

Tomatoes (1 kg)

US$ 0.55

1.28 M

4.28 F

Yogurt (2 lt)

US$ 2.70

6.27 M

21.02 F

 

Fresh Fruit

.

US Dollars

German Marks

French Francs

Strawberries (1 kg)

US$ 2.00

4.64 M

15.57 F

25 Mangos

US$ 1.40

3.25 M

10.9 F

25 Apples

US$ 2.00

4.64 M

15.57 F

1 Cantalope

US$ 0.60

1.39 M

4.67 F

25 Oranges

US$ 0.80

1.86 M

6.23 F

25 Pears

US$ 1.60

3.71 M

12.45 F

1 Pineapple

US$ 0.48

1.11 M

3.74 F

8 Bananas

US$ 0.32

0.74 M

2.49 F

1 Watermelon

US$ 1.20

2.79 M

9.34 F

25 Taxos

US$ 1.20

2.79 M

9.34 F

25 Tree Tomatoes

US$ 1.20

2.79 M

9.34 F

Grapes ( 1kg)

US$ 2.00

4.64 M

15.57 F

Uvillas (1kg)

US$ 1.20

2.79 M

9.34 F

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