Ecuador is 45.0% cheaper than New Zealand.

If you lived in Ecuador instead of New Zealand, you would:

pay 61.3% less for restaurants

 
New Zealand
Ecuador
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $15.62
NZ$25.23
$3.03
 
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.10
NZ$13.09
$5.83
 
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.17
NZ$3.50
$0.74
 

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pay 47.0% less for groceries

 
New Zealand
Ecuador
Bread
1 loaf
$1.84
NZ$2.97
$1.46
 
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.08
NZ$6.58
$2.33
 
Milk (1 gallon) $6.59
NZ$10.65
$3.74
 

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pay 40.0% less for transportation

 
New Zealand
Ecuador
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.81
NZ$10.99
$2.36
 
Monthly public transit pass $78.94
NZ$127.50
$16.79
 
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,484.77
NZ$39,544.06
$26,332.78
 

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pay 54.0% less for housing

 
New Zealand
Ecuador
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$52.58
NZ$84.91
$38.33
 
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $861.83
NZ$1,391.89
$335.67
 
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $675.31
NZ$1,090.65
$240.12
 

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pay 52.5% less for childcare

 
New Zealand
Ecuador
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $618.82
NZ$999.42
$211.25
 
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $10,037.57
NZ$16,211.14
$6,127.01
 

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pay 44.3% less for entertainment and sports

 
New Zealand
Ecuador
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.37
NZ$8.68
$1.94
 
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.06
NZ$4.95
$2.25
 
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$22.70
NZ$36.66
$5.07
 

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pay 16.1% less for clothing

 
New Zealand
Ecuador
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$67.82
NZ$109.53
$47.92
 
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$38.92
NZ$62.87
$39.97
 
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$93.00
NZ$150.19
$88.63
 

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