Quito

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
36/265
Details
Large apartment$620.00
Medium apartment$520.00
Rent index [score]0.90
Small apartment$430.00

Cost of Living

8
59/248
Details
5km taxi ride$6.80
A Cappuccino$2.20
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$1.90
Bread$0.51
Inflation [score]0.78
Lunch$4.20
Monthly fitness club membership$56.00
Monthly public transport$13.00
Movie ticket$6.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$36.34

Startups

3
211/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.39
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co15
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups30
Meetups members10450
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months66
Number of upcoming meetup events7
Startup climate scene [score]0.29
Startup events9
Startup events [score]0.32
Startups [score]0.37
Total number of startups16

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
255/266
Details
Airport hub23
Airport hub [score]0.18

Commute

5
162/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Ecuador/Quito
Traffic handling [score]0.51

Business Freedom

3
256/264
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
150/266
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

5
205/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.37
Healthcare quality [score]0.65
Life expectancy (years)76.18
Life expectancy [score]0.57

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

4
204/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.33
Cleanliness [score]0.35
Drinking water quality [score]0.43
Urban greenery [score]0.56

Economy

4
212/263
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
18/266
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

3
218/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)12.78
Internet access (download) [score]0.24
Internet access (upload) [score]0.46
Upload speed (Mbps)10.49

Leisure & Culture

5
182/264
Details
Art galleries57
Art galleries [score]0.44
Cinemas43
Cinemas [score]0.51
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.60
Concert venues91
Concerts [score]0.44
Historical sites38
Historical sites [score]0.54
Museums59
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues77
Performing arts [score]0.41
Sport venues37
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.60

Tolerance

9
20/266
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]0.88

Outdoors

5
64/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters4110.00
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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Cost of living

Costs of living in Quito are in the 59th place of all 248 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)

$340$520
$430
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$56
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$37
Monthly public transport$13
Lunch$4
-52%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$10,166
Median salary
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8.33%
Attorney
8.33%
Systems Administrator
8.33%
Product Manager
8.33%
Project Manager
8.33%
Operations Manager
8.33%
Teacher
8.33%
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41.67%

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