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Cost of Living in El Salvador

Cost of living in El Salvador is 38.14% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in El Salvador is 72.47% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.00 $ 3.00-5.99
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 18.00-40.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.00-6.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 1.75-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.58 $ 1.50-3.50
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.62 $ 0.50-1.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.57 $ 0.35-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.94 $ 4.00-6.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.91-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.61 $ 0.40-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.69 $ 1.25-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.68 $ 1.36-4.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.18 $ 1.36-3.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.19 $ 1.18-5.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.60-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 $ 0.45-0.68
Oranges (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.45-1.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.76 $ 0.40-1.00
Potato (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.27-1.00
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.23-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.90 $ 0.60-1.30
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 $ 0.80-1.25
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.25 $ 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.12 $ 1.00-1.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.00 $ 1.50-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.00 $ 2.50-4.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 $ 0.25-0.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.00 $ 18.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 $ 3.22-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 6.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.97 $ 2.50-3.95
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $ 14,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $ 16,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 69.59 $ 35.00-127.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $ 0.10-0.35
Internet (60 Mbps or more, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.07 $ 24.99-65.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.00 $ 25.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.43 $ 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 4.00-7.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 150.00 $ 100.00-200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,400.00 $
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.08 $ 30.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.38 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.77 $ 70.00-115.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 79.45 $ 50.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 300.00 $ 150.00-500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 200.36 $ 100.00-350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 516.06 $ 300.00-850.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 486.18 $ 250.00-800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 95.79 $ 61.32-116.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 85.27 $ 55.74-130.06
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 346.71 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 8.75 8.00-10.00

Prices in El Salvador

These data are based on 930 entries in the past 18 months from 76 different contributors.
Last update: May 2017
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