Cost of living in San Salvador, El Salvador

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $5.29
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.34
12 eggs, large $2.10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.54
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.52
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.22
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $3.18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.59
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $0.89
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,164
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Internet 8MB (1 month) $42
40” flat screen TV $573
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $104
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $2.36
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $53
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $90
1 pair of leather business shoes $84
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,054
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.85
Monthly ticket public transport $37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $7
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.99
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.69
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.80
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.44
Tube of toothpaste $1.89
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $7
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $32
2 tickets to the movies $9
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $18
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert $48
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.05
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.44
iPod nano 16GB $238
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district $41
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $2.79
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Latest price update: July 30, 2015.

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