Cost of living in Portoviejo, Ecuador

Summary of cost of living in Portoviejo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $1,912
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $710
  • 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 Portoviejo
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $4.61
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $5.00
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.14
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.01
12 eggs, large $1.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $2.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $11
2 liters of coca-cola $1.90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $0.89
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $384
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $251
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $52
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $336
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $203
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $50
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $24
40” flat screen tv $633
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $141
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $7
Hourly rate for cleaning help $13
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $104
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $84
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,315
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.64
Monthly ticket public transport $18
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $14
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $4.69
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $33
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $8
4 rolls of toilet paper $1.55
Tube of toothpaste $2.53
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $10
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $9
2 tickets to the movies $9
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $30
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $25
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.03
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $1.39
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $550
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district $38
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $3.90
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 172 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 06, 2022

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