Cost of living in San Salvador, El Salvador

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $6
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $5.69
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.06
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.30
12 eggs, large $3.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.01
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.49
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $2.22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $0.98
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $950
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $120
Internet 8MB (1 month) $46
40” flat screen TV $560
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $3.02
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $59
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $29
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $90
1 pair of leather business shoes $81
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $18,585
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.87
Monthly ticket public transport $35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $12
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $4.55
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.89
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.58
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.45
Tube of toothpaste $1.77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $7
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $28
2 tickets to the movies $9
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $23
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $47
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.46
iPod nano 16GB $256
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district $39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $2.79
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,655 prices entered by 88 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2015.

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