Cost of living in San Salvador, El Salvador

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $5.61
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.43
12 eggs, large $2.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.57
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.61
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $0.87
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,103
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $560
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $78
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $641
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $308
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $67
Internet 8MB (1 month) $48
40” flat screen TV $516
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $104
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $7
Hourly rate for cleaning help $2.50
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $53
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $114
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $77
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $19,718
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.81
Monthly ticket public transport $36
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $27
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $25
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $4.55
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.59
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.54
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.34
Tube of toothpaste $1.99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $7
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $31
2 tickets to the movies $9
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $16
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $5.42
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.71
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.31
iPod nano 16GB $221
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district $36
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $2.71
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 182 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: July 28, 2016.

San Salvador position in our World Ranking

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186th
out of 267
latin america
22nd
out of 41

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