Afghanistan vs El Salvador - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanEl Salvador
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$816
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$1948
🏠 One person rent
$152
$382
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$664
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$282
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$76.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$370
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$3799
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.46
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
73.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
36
🏙️ Population
37.5M
6.42M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 57% less expensive than in El Salvador ($816). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 98th for El Salvador in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.5 months in El Salvador. Ranked 191st and 124th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs El Salvador

AfghanistanEl Salvador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$5.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$29.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$5.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$1.4
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$2.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$0.65
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$456
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$786
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$509
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$36.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$56
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$43.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
10.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$1062
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$997
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$25.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$24.3
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.53
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$1.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$2.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$7.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$4.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$8.39
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$2.67
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$1.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$1.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$1.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$1.62
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$9.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$3.74
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$7.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$4.21
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$25.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$4.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$29.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$5.34
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$52.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$82.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$98.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$4067

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In El Salvador

CityCost of livingPopulation
San Salvador
$860
568K
Usulutan
$830
379K
San Miguel
$658
218K
Soyapango
$806
241K
Santa Ana
$879
270K
Santa Tecla
$848
135K
Mejicanos
$726
141K
Apopa
$809
131K
Ahuachapan
$814
111K
Sonsonate
$789
71.5K