Cost of living in Cuenca, Ecuador

Summary of cost of living in Cuenca

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,395
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,015
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Cuenca
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.47
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.13
12 eggs, large $2.62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.73
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.01
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $1.59
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $2.22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.31
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $735
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $417
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $64
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $347
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $231
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $35
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $25
40” flat screen tv $435
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $123
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $5.00
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $38
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $40
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $118
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $72
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,763
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.09
Monthly ticket public transport $21
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $13
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $29
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.92
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.07
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.64
4 rolls of toilet paper $1.68
Tube of toothpaste $2.12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $10
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $19
2 tickets to the movies $12
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $40
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $34
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.94
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.36
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $544
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.24
1 month of gym membership in business district $43
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $4.23
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 183 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2024

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