Ecuador vs El Salvador - Cost of Living Comparison

Ecuador El Salvador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$750
$853
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1875
$1917
🏠 One person rent
$307
$408
🏘️ Family rent
$509
$614
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$285
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.1
$80.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$515
$386
💸 GDP per capita
$5600
$3799
😃 Human freedom index
7.43
7.39
❤️ Life expectancy
77.2
73.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
34
🌐 English speaking %
2%
1%
🎓 Higher education
57
41
😀 Quality of life
56
31
🏙️ Population
16.6M
6.42M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($750) is 12% less expensive than in El Salvador ($853). Ecuador ranked 109th 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 Ecuador compared to 0.5 months in El Salvador. Ranked 67th and 154th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ecuador vs El Salvador

We calculate prices for Ecuador and El Salvador as a population-weighted mean of 19 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.

Ecuador El Salvador
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.64
$4.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.9
$26.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.31
$5.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$1.55
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$2.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$323
$466
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$290
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$564
$644
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$389
$475
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.4
$41.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$63.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
$41.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.45%
11.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1287
$1117
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$875
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.8
$27.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$25.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.35
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$5.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
$8.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$2.21
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.45
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$9.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.95
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.22
$6.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$6.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.77
$2.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$2.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
$26.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.61
$4.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.5
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$9
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.4
$82.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$86
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6933
$3858

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Cities Comparison in Ecuador vs El Salvador

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Ecuador

City Cost of living Population
Guayaquil
$806
2.72M
Quito
$806
2.01M
Santo Domingo
$590
271K
Cuenca
$741
330K
Duran
$665
231K
Machala
$686
231K
Manta
$811
264K
Quevedo
$621
151K
Ambato
$577
165K
Portoviejo
$568
207K
Riobamba
$556
146K
Loja
$567
170K
Milagro
$677
134K
Esmeraldas
$655
154K
Ibarra
$556
132K
La Libertad
$779
95.9K
Babahoyo
$732
90.2K
Galapagos Islands
$650
25K
Montanita
$652
1K

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