Plaza de la Independencia in Loja, Ecuador
Plaza de la Independencia in Loja, Ecuador
Plaza de la Independencia in Loja, Ecuador

Cost of Living in Ecuador

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Ecuador? Hear what expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Ecuador have to say about the cost of housing, health insurance and general living costs.

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Is the cost of living in Ecuador high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Ecuador, they wrote:

"Everyone's comfort level is different. There are a variety of price ranges for homes, condos, and apartments," remarked another in Cuenca.

"I have meet folks who live on $1200/mo including rent. Our lifestyle is more like $1200-1500 and we own our place. That includes eating out, 2 grocery runs/month, beer deliveries and biweekly massages for two," explained one expat.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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