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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador: appliances. Quito, Ecuador. December 2015.

Prices of appliances, as of December 2015, from big chain supermarket in Quito, where food, clothing, computers and appliances are sold. Discounts or sales for appliances practically don't exist at these supermarkets.

Electric tea kettle from $60 to $110
Basic coffee makers from $27 to $76
Toasters from $37 to $199
Irons: from $19 to $95
Microwave oven from $130 to $255
Cylinder vacuum cleaners from $75 to $410
Upright vacuum cleaners $190 and $290


Refrigerators:
December 2015 - top-freezer, brand: Whirpool, the capacity in liters: 612, stainless steel, Price $1700. In January 2011, at the same supermarket, I bought this refrigerator - top-freezer/Whirpool/ capacity 612 liters, stainless steel - for $1150. In US it cost around $1000 as of December 2015. 

Top-freezer, Brand: Mabe, The capacity 267 liters, Finish: white, Price $650
Top-freezer, Mabe, The capacity 618 liters, white, Price $1245

Top-freezer, Indurama, The capacity in liters: 236, white, Price $755

Top-freezer, Electrolux, The capacity in liters: 241, white, Price $730
Top-freezer, Electrolux, The capacity in liters: 424, white, Price $1350

Top-freezer, Whirpool,The capacity 263 lt, stainless steel. Price $955
Top-freezer, Whirpool,The capacity 612 lt, stainless steel, Price $1700

Side by side, Samsung,The capacity 681lt, stainless steel, Price $2470
Side by side, LG,   The capacity 681lt, stainless steel, Price $1805

French doors, Samsung, The capacity 689 liters, st steel, Price $3642

Ranges with induction stove-tops, the only type of ranges available in store. Price from $650 to $1000. It's almost impossible to buy gas range in Quito.

Washer machine:
Brand: Panasonic Capacity in kg: 14 Price: $800
Brand: Panasonic Capacity in kg: 16 Price: $1032

Brand: Mabe Capacity in kg: 16 Price: $950
Brand: Mabe Capacity in lb: 42 Price: $850

Brand: Whirpool Capacity in kg: 17 Price: $955
Brand: Whirpool Capacity in kg: 18 Price: $1084
Brand: Whirpool Capacity in kg: 22 Price: $1470

Dryers, only electrical are available
Brand: Whirpool Capacity in kg: 17 Price: $636
Brand: Whirpool Capacity in kg: 22 Price: $930

TVs:
Samsung, 40"   $1445
LG            55"   $2210

P.S. Rental apartment, utilities included, newish appliances, comfortable good quality furniture, all linens, etc, can't cost $200 - $500 per month, it's mathematically impossible.  
In Quito it cost almost twice (some household items are more than twice expensive) as in US to set up a household.


Basic over the counter medicine

Cost of living in Quito-utilities

Cost of food in Quito farmer market.

Russian farmer's products


Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
$700 per month as of Dec 2015, discount for long term stay
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info