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Cost of Living in El Salvador

Cost of living in El Salvador is 32.69% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in El Salvador is 61.47% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.25 $ 3.00-7.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 21.00-40.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.00-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 $ 1.00-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 1.75-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.50 $ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.85 $ 0.50-1.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.77 $ 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.33 $ 4.50-6.44
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.61 $ 0.45-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.93 $ 1.60-2.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.46 $ 2.27-4.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.58 $ 1.50-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.35 $ 4.15-6.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.35 $ 1.25-1.50
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.45-0.69
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.35-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.75-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.35-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.65 $ 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) 13.25 $ 9.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.95 $ 0.66-1.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 $ 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 $ 10.87-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 4.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 $ 4.02-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 5.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.45 $ 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) 20,700.00 $ 19,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 61.92 $ 34.00-93.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.05-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.29 $ 25.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.00 $ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.88 $ 5.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 4.50-6.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 159.00 $ 60.00-300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,650.00 $ 2,400.00-7,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.78 $ 35.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.40 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.95 $ 65.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 80.26 $ 60.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 388.64 $ 150.00-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 381.82 $ 200.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 780.77 $ 400.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 771.43 $ 400.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 114.81 $ 65.03-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 112.95 $ 83.61-139.35
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 431.25 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.85 8.00-11.50

Prices in El Salvador

These data are based on 925 entries in the past 18 months from 79 different contributors.
Last update: July 2019
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