Bolivia vs El Salvador - Cost of Living Comparison

Bolivia El Salvador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$703
$853
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1661
$1917
🏠 One person rent
$285
$408
🏘️ Family rent
$416
$614
🍽️ Food expenses
$234
$285
🚐 Transport expenses
$99.2
$80.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$472
$386
💸 GDP per capita
$3133
$3799
😃 Human freedom index
6.94
7.39
❤️ Life expectancy
71.8
73.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
34
🌐 English speaking %
4%
1%
🎓 Higher education
46
41
😀 Quality of life
45
31
🏙️ Population
11.1M
6.42M

The average cost of living in Bolivia ($703) is 18% less expensive than in El Salvador ($853). Bolivia ranked 120th vs 89th 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 0.7 months in Bolivia compared to 0.5 months in El Salvador. Ranked 110th and 154th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bolivia vs El Salvador

We calculate prices for Bolivia and El Salvador as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bolivia El Salvador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.77
$4.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$26.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.46
$5.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.46
$1.55
 Cappuccino
$3.22
$2.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$302
$466
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$205
$290
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$644
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$309
$475
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.3
$41.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.1
$63.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.5
$41.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.82%
11.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1104
$1117
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$872
$875
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.4
$27.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13
$25.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.54
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.71
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
$5.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.05
$8.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$2.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$2.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.21
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.45
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.18
$9.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.12
$6.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.05
$6.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$2.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$2.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.4
$26.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.6
$4.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.1
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.69
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.2
$82.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$209
$86
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3672
$3858

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Cities Comparison in Bolivia vs El Salvador

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bolivia

City Cost of living Population
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
$748
3.15M
La Paz
$728
2.87M
Cochabamba
$582
632K
El Alto
$709
842K
Oruro
$656
265K
Potosi
$588
190K
Sacaba
$590
172K
Tarija
$536
180K
Sucre
$547
300K
Trinidad
$555
101K

In El Salvador

City Cost of living Population
San Salvador
$965
568K
Usulutan
$836
379K
Soyapango
$816
241K
San Miguel
$645
218K
Santa Ana
$909
270K
Mejicanos
$750
141K
Santa Tecla
$865
135K
Apopa
$830
131K
Ahuachapan
$870
111K
Sonsonate
$794
71.5K