Cost of Living in San Salvador

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $ 5.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 25.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.25 $ 6.00-7.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 $ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 2.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.17 $ 1.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.14 $ 0.75-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.84 $ 0.50-1.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.70 $ 5.30-13.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.67 $ 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 $ 0.27-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.58 $ 1.60-4.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.92 $ 1.81-4.50
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.79 $ 1.13-3.74
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.29 $ 3.18-7.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.29 $ 0.45-1.92
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 0.36-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.45-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.45-1.59
Potato (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.45-1.72
Onion (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.35-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 $ 0.50-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.01 $ 0.75-1.25
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 7.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.65 $ 1.00-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 $ 1.75-3.28
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.00 $ 3.00-4.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.35 $ 0.25-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23.37 $ 0.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.00-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 $ 4.02-11.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 7.00-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.09 $ 3.82-5.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,000.00 $ 18,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,562.50 $ 20,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 102.86 $ 70.00-150.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 16.89 $ 15.00-25.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.14 $ 30.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.88 $ 20.00-35.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.12 $ 15.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 5.00-6.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 146.88 $ 90.00-250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,585.71 $ 2,400.00-6,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.29 $ 45.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.86 $ 45.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.29 $ 75.00-125.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.43 $ 80.00-120.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 837.50 $ 800.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 635.71 $ 550.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,150.00 $ 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 962.50 $ 700.00-1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 153.41 $ 102.19-191.19
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 97.58 $ 55.74-139.35
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 477.78 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.83 5.50-13.00

Prices in San Salvador

This city had 271 entries in the past 12 months by 22 different contributors.
Last update: January 2024
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5 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 20, 2023:
Soy de Guatemala y he pensado seriamente migrar con mi familia para el salvador en busca de mejores oportunidades ya que es un país seguro y que tiende a tener buenas oportunidades laborales, que me aconsejan
Thomas on May 19, 2023:
I lived there on and off many times over the past 30 years. It has improved significantly recently with the gang crackdown. One major issue in San Salvador is TRAFFIC and aggressive drivers. If you’re not a seasoned “city driver”, you’ll learn quickly. Otherwise, It’s a welcoming place with SO much to explore.
Enjoy !
Lorenc on Feb 22, 2023:
El Salvador it's on the road to be one of the best countries! Follow the news about developments there.
The Bukele govt is hitting all the right notes. No tolerance for violent crimes and such criminals,
El Salvador is becoming one of the safest countries, it has also been investing in cryptos
and to attract foreign investments, while also investing in infrastructure.
Hopefully it will also take care to make sure buildings are safe from any strong earthquakes.
meandering on Jul 20, 2022:
Housing is outrageously priced especially for what you get. All else is good... usually, unless you really rely on the internet. That can get tricky.
Johnny on Dec 23, 2020:
Housing is expensive in El Salvador. Really expensive for the region.