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Cost of Living in El Salvador

Cost of living in El Salvador is 33.89% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in El Salvador is 62.98% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 20.00-40.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.00-6.19
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.75 $ 1.00-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 1.75-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.68 $ 2.00-3.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.70 $ 0.50-1.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.67 $ 0.40-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.90 $ 4.16-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.91-2.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.45-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.99 $ 1.50-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.50 $ 2.27-4.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.52 $ 1.25-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.97 $ 2.99-6.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.32 $ 0.91-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.45-0.69
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.35-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.54-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.35-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.69 $ 0.35-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 $ 0.50-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.79 $ 0.65-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.25 $ 9.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.96 $ 0.66-1.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.71 $ 1.50-2.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.00 $ 2.50-4.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 $ 0.25-0.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20.00 $ 15.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 4.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.63 $ 4.83-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.37 $ 3.00-3.80
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $ 16,000.00-23,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,750.00 $ 19,000.00-23,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 62.81 $ 35.00-100.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.05-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.18 $ 20.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.29 $ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.57 $ 5.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 4.00-5.50
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 162.78 $ 60.00-300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,680.00 $ 4,000.00-7,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.64 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.69 $ 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.83 $ 65.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 81.67 $ 60.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 394.64 $ 150.00-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 332.14 $ 150.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 787.50 $ 400.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 671.88 $ 400.00-1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 103.52 $ 58.06-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 112.81 $ 55.74-139.35
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 418.05 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.60 8.00-10.00

Prices in El Salvador

These data are based on 982 entries in the past 18 months from 73 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
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