Quito

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
50/263
Details
Large apartment$669.10
Medium apartment$546.31
Rent index [score]0.89
Small apartment$423.53

Cost of Living

8
56/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.50
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.90
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.79
Lunch$5.00
Monthly fitness club membership$60.00
Monthly public transport$16.00
Movie ticket$5.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$35.36

Startups

3
211/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups21
Meetups members4289
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months29
Number of upcoming meetup events7
Startup climate scene [score]0.32
Startup events2
Startup events7
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.38
Total number of startups10

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
251/260
Details
Airport hub22
Airport hub [score]0.17

Commute

4
230/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Ecuador/Quito
Traffic handling [score]0.31

Business Freedom

3
251/259
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]0.31
Time to open a business48.50
Time to open a business [score]0.44

Safety

7
151/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.41
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
169/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.63
Life expectancy (years)76.18
Life expectancy [score]0.57

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

4
204/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.32
Cleanliness [score]0.35
Drinking water quality [score]0.38
Urban greenery [score]0.61

Economy

4
207/258
Details
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
18/260
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

2
241/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)5.91
Internet access (download) [score]0.12
Internet access (upload) [score]0.34
Upload speed (Mbps)7.06

Leisure & Culture

5
181/263
Details
Art galleries56
Art galleries [score]0.45
Cinemas42
Cinemas [score]0.50
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.60
Concert venues90
Concerts [score]0.44
Historical sites38
Historical sites [score]0.55
Museums59
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues71
Performing arts [score]0.41
Sport venues47
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.59

Tolerance

6
170/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index82.66
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.85
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
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]0.30

Outdoors

5
70/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters4085.00
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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Costs of living

Costs of living in Quito are in the 56th place of all 261 Teleport cities. 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)

$439$654
$546
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$60
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$37
Monthly public transport$16
Lunch$5
-54%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$10,217
Median salary
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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 207 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Quito

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Civil Unions

Adoption

Single Only

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 2,800 metres or about 10,000 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, including the airport. 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 cafes for a rest while sightseeing.

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