Cost of Living in San Salvador

Summary about cost of living in San Salvador, El Salvador:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.00 $ 3.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 15.00-35.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.75-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.25 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $ 1.75-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.72 $ 0.75-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.66 $ 0.50-1.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.59 $ 0.50-1.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.32 $ 4.35-6.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.66 $ 0.86-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.75 $ 0.54-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.64 $ 1.60-4.68
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.63 $ 1.81-4.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.29 $ 1.27-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.97 $ 2.04-5.44
Apples (1 lb) 1.45 $ 0.45-2.04
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.45-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 $ 0.45-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.90 $ 0.45-1.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.30-1.00
Onion (1 lb) 0.99 $ 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 $ 0.65-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.19 $ 0.65-1.75
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 $ 8.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.37 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 1.90-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.00 $ 3.50-6.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $ 0.25-0.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21.74 $ 10.87-26.09
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 $ 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.50 $ 6.00-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.47 $ 3.00-4.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $ 15,000.00-19,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,714.29 $ 19,000.00-22,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 76.79 $ 45.00-170.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.03-0.14
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.65 $ 30.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.00 $ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.50 $ 15.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 4.00-7.50
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 174.44 $ 100.00-250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,962.50 $ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.94 $ 30.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.29 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.06 $ 60.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.53 $ 60.00-120.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 362.50 $ 200.00-600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 300.00 $ 175.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 866.67 $ 600.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 690.91 $ 350.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 111.48 $ 65.03-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 98.32 $ 69.68-139.35
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 395.38 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.41 6.00-10.00

Prices in San Salvador

This city had 361 entries in the past 12 months by 20 different contributors.
Last update: January 2021
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4 Comments so far
Johnny on Dec 23, 2020:
Housing is expensive in El Salvador. Really expensive for the region.
Anonymous on Apr 08, 2019:
Whores are very cheap in San Salvador.Bottom end $2 mid-range $8 top of the line $15 and two for $30.I just love 3rd world countries.
Anonymous on Mar 19, 2019:
Cheap pretty women dangerous country, violence day and night.Foreigners shouldn't go to El Salvador unless they have a death wish.Locals very friendly though but militants everywhere.
Jose Ramos on Jul 03, 2017:
Homes unfurnished in safer areas rent for over $1000 USD a month. Average lot size 5000sq ft, living space 1500 to 2000 sq ft., two car garage, no AC, small yard.
I have not found US standard home for less. Housing is not inexpensive as listed in these cost items.