Cost of Living in San Salvador

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.50 $ 4.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 32.50 $ 15.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 6.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.50 $ 1.15-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 $ 0.75-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.64 $ 0.50-0.80
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.72 $ 0.50-1.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.54 $ 4.16-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.51 $ 0.77-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.45-0.84
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.55 $ 1.60-4.68
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.02 $ 1.81-4.25
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.90 $ 1.27-3.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.93 $ 2.04-5.10
Apples (1 lb) 1.55 $ 0.45-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.45-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.45-1.45
Tomato (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.45-1.60
Potato (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.41-1.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 $ 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 $ 0.65-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.07 $ 0.60-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.75 $ 7.50-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.49 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 1.90-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.00 $ 3.50-4.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 $ 0.20-0.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21.74 $ 10.87-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 $ 4.02-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.00 $ 6.00-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.44 $ 2.95-3.90
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) 20,125.00 $ 19,000.00-22,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 64.22 $ 45.00-110.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.03-0.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.53 $ 30.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.26 $ 16.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.50 $ 15.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 4.50-7.50
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 160.00 $ 100.00-250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,637.50 $ 2,400.00-7,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.81 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.83 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.88 $ 50.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.62 $ 50.00-120.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 388.89 $ 200.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 347.22 $ 200.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 934.62 $ 350.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 658.33 $ 300.00-1,200.00
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 96.22 $ 69.68-139.35
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 395.71 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.89 6.00-10.00

Prices in San Salvador

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Last update: May 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.