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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cost of Living in Manta, Ecuador

Cost of Living in Manta, Ecuador
I have an update on the cost of some various things in Manta, Ecuador as of April, 2011 courtesy of Marta. We met Marta in Manta the last time we were there. Marta is a wonderful kind lady that spoke English very well. In her email she stated that things were also getting more expensive in Ecuador as well.  So it is not just here in Canada that there is a noticeable change in what you pay for things.
However that being said, you are about to see the cost of living in Ecuador is still far more economical for the same goods and services.
The price of gasoline as of April in Manta averaged $2.00 per gallon.
Her electricity bill averages $25.00 per month.
High speed internet $40.00 per month.
Satellite t.v. $28.00 per month
Marta stated that “taxes varied depending on what zone you live in. You can pay anywhere from $20.00 to more than $100.00 a year.”  That’s correct folks $100.00 a year!
Marta’s grocery bill averaged about $200.00 a month for two people. This of course will vary for everyone as people have different tastes and habits. In July I will be exploring this in more detail when I am there. You don’t want to miss that article please subscribe for email updates so you get notified every time there is a post on Retiring in Ecuador.
Thank you Marta for your information!  Muchos gracias amigo!
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