How Much Are Meals, Drinks, Taxis and Other Daily Expenses in Ecuador?

Prices in Ecuador have risen ever since the government replaced the sucre with the U.S. dollar, and Ecuador is now one of Latin America's midrange countries to visit. Put simply, it isn't dirt cheap, but it also isn't super expensive.

How much you spend in Ecuador depends on how you'd like to travel. Budget travelers can find set meals for under $5, while better restaurants typically serve food for anywhere from $15-40. Taxis in Quito and Guayaquil are usually around $10-15. Beers cost anywhere from $1-5, with imported brews being more expensive than local options. Souvenirs - including chocolate, coffee, alpaca socks, and Ecuatorian hats - can range from $10-30.