Ecuador vs El Salvador - Cost of Living Comparison

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Ecuador El Salvador
🚶 Cost of living one person
$815
$1020
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2077
$2317
🏠 One person rent
$339
$528
🏘️ Family rent
$611
$864
🍽️ Food expenses
$291
$331
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.7
$73.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$546
$409
💸 GDP per capita
$6391
$5127
😃 Human freedom index
7.03
6.85
❤️ Life expectancy
73.7
70.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
31
🌐 English speaking %
2%
1%
🎓 Higher education
54
41
😀 Quality of life
44
25
🏙️ Population
18M
5.74M

The average cost of living in Ecuador ($815) is 20% less expensive than in El Salvador ($1020). Ecuador ranked 106th vs 78th 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 0.4 months in El Salvador. Ranked 102nd and 159th 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
$4.59
$8.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.7
$27.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.99
$6.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.07
$1.96
 Cappuccino
$2.73
$2.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1
$1.07
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$340
$581
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$252
$398
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$605
$914
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$502
$699
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.9
$53.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.4
$82.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.7
$39.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.71%
9.87%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1296
$1576
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1472
$1026
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.8
$25.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.3
$28.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.71
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
$1.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.48
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
$2.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.43
$6.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
$5.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$2.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.4
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.58
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.32
$3.84
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.45
$7.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.34
$5.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.06
$1.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.9
$29.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.06
$5.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$37.1
$32.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.44
$6.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$56.7
$67.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$105
$99.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$249
$147
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6892
$4560

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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
$905
2.72M
Quito
$843
2.01M
Cuenca
$816
330K
Duran
$800
231K
Santo Domingo
$775
271K
Ambato
$571
165K
Machala
$601
231K
Manta
$870
218K
Milagro
$732
134K
Ibarra
$537
132K
Quevedo
$637
151K
Loja
$639
170K
Portoviejo
$643
207K
Esmeraldas
$613
154K
Babahoyo
$834
90.2K
La Libertad
$816
95.9K
Riobamba
$548
146K
Galapagos Islands
$689
25K
Montanita
$757
1K

In El Salvador

City Cost of living Population
San Salvador
$1143
316K
Soyapango
$1113
241K
San Miguel
$1015
218K
Santa Ana
$704
245K
Mejicanos
$1111
141K
Apopa
$1100
131K
Santa Tecla
$1154
122K
Ahuachapan
$914
111K
Usulutan
$1035
73.1K
Sonsonate
$865
71.5K