Ecuador is 43.7% cheaper than North Carolina.

If you lived in Ecuador instead of North Carolina, you would:

pay 57.7% less for restaurants

North Carolina
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $15.15
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.10

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pay 49.8% less for groceries

North Carolina
1 loaf
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.41
Milk (1 gallon) $3.37

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pay 27.3% less for transportation

North Carolina
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.24
Monthly public transit pass $52.45
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $25,513.75

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pay 68.0% less for housing

North Carolina
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,481.44
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,208.87

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pay 73.0% less for childcare

North Carolina
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,073.46
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,256.56

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pay 37.3% less for entertainment and sports

North Carolina
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.33
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.35
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar

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pay 7.5% more for clothing

North Carolina
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas

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The statistics used to build this comparison are calculated using data from users just like you. We average the price of thousands of data points entered by users across the world. Learn more about our data sources. Page last updated: September 2023
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