Quito

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
39/265
Details
Large apartment$620.00
Medium apartment$520.00
Rent index [score]0.90
Small apartment$420.00

Cost of Living

8
55/250
Details
5km taxi ride$6.50
A Cappuccino$2.60
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.60
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.79
Lunch$4.30
Monthly fitness club membership$59.00
Monthly public transport$16.00
Movie ticket$5.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$34.14

Startups

2
229/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups18
Meetups members6201
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months61
Number of upcoming meetup events5
Startup climate scene [score]0.21
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.20
Startups [score]0.38
Total number of startups11

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
254/265
Details
Airport hub23
Airport hub [score]0.18

Commute

1
249/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Ecuador/Quito
Traffic handling [score]0.38

Business Freedom

3
255/263
Details
Business freedom55.50
Business freedom [score]0.26
Freedom from corruption33.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.21
Lack of labor restrictions51.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.30
Time to open a business48.50
Time to open a business [score]0.43

Safety

7
153/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.40
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.58
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.79

Healthcare

6
170/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.64
Life expectancy (years)76.18
Life expectancy [score]0.57

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

4
194/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.34
Cleanliness [score]0.39
Drinking water quality [score]0.41
Urban greenery [score]0.65

Economy

4
211/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.00
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.58
GDP per capita$11244.20
GDP per capita [score]0.20

Taxation

8
18/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.75
Income tax level [score]0.75
Profit tax (% of profit)0.33
Time overhead to file company taxes664
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

4
187/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)15.70
Internet access (download) [score]0.38
Internet access (upload) [score]0.47
Upload speed (Mbps)10.22

Leisure & Culture

5
182/264
Details
Art galleries55
Art galleries [score]0.43
Cinemas43
Cinemas [score]0.50
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.60
Concert venues91
Concerts [score]0.44
Historical sites38
Historical sites [score]0.54
Museums58
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues76
Performing arts [score]0.41
Sport venues36
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.60

Tolerance

9
31/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index86.69
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.84

Outdoors

5
61/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters4097.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)2854.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Quito are in the 55th place of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Quito will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$490$760
$620
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$59
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$37
Monthly public transport$16
Lunch$4
-54%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Quito are very low. For this job type, Quito ranks 249th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Quito.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$10,166
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

10%
For annual salary of $40000
16%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

12%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

17/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

60/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

1.30
Guns per 100 people
15.57
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Quito in position 209 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Quito

Population of Quito

1,544,900
1,329 /km²
101/264
Density (people per unit of area)
9%
Growth in 2015-2020
Quito

Demographics of Ecuador

Median age
27
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
77
GDP per capita (in USD)
$11,244
232/262
Unemployment
4%
29/263

Languages

English proficiency score
49
209/228
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Mobile Developer
8.33%
Attorney
8.33%
Systems Administrator
8.33%
Product Manager
8.33%
Project Manager
8.33%
Operations Manager
8.33%
Teacher
8.33%
Other
41.67%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Quito


Quito is the capital of Ecuador. It was founded in 1534 on the ruins of an ancient Inca city. Today, two million people live in Quito. It was the first city to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 (along with Kraków in Poland).

Quito lies between two mountain ranges and its altitude is 2,850 m (9,350 feet). It may take you a couple of days to get accustomed to the altitude.

Quito is roughly divided into three parts: the Old City at the centre, with southern and northern districts to either side. The greatest concentration of tourist facilities is in the North. Quito's Old City is the largest in the Americas. It has undergone a huge restoration and revitalization program over the last decade, mainly financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. It boasts no fewer than 40 churches and convents, 17 squares and 16 convents and monasteries. It's been called the 'Reliquary of the Americas' for the richness of its colonial- and independence-era architecture and heritage. It's a great quarter to wander, with several excellent museums and plenty of restaurants and terrace and courtyard cafes for a rest while sightseeing.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Ecuador
77th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

51st

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

13th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

114th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

109th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

91st

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

138th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

79th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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