El Salvador vs Germany - Cost of Living Comparison

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El Salvador Germany
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1020
$1578
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2317
$3826
🏠 One person rent
$528
$847
🏘️ Family rent
$864
$1574
🍽️ Food expenses
$331
$485
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.7
$112
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$409
$2905
💸 GDP per capita
$5127
$48718
😃 Human freedom index
6.85
8.37
❤️ Life expectancy
70.7
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
31
78
🌐 English speaking %
1%
56.3%
🎓 Higher education
41
93
😀 Quality of life
25
92
🏙️ Population
5.74M
83.1M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($1020) is 35% less expensive than in Germany ($1578). El Salvador ranked 78th vs 27th for Germany in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in El Salvador compared to 1.8 months in Germany. Ranked 159th and 12th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Germany

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Germany as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 662 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.

El Salvador Germany
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.65
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.2
$61.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$9.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
$4.37
 Cappuccino
$2.91
$3.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.07
$2.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$581
$776
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$398
$601
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$914
$1550
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$699
$1198
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.6
$169
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.6
$260
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.2
$45.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.87%
3.9%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1576
$5547
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1026
$4291
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
$3.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.1
$55.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$28.7
$23.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.78
$1.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.56
$3.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$15.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$16
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
$2.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$2.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$1.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$5.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.64
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.84
$8.53
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.29
$9.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.02
$2.85
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.95
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.46
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.8
$35.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.11
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.1
$62.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.25
$17.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$67.4
$86.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.2
$91.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$147
$422
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4560
$12425

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$2044
3.68M
Hamburg City
$1908
1.85M
Munich
$2130
1.49M
Cologne
$1744
1.07M
Frankfurt
$1877
759K
Stuttgart
$1726
626K
Dusseldorf
$1773
619K
Essen
$1571
579K
Bremen City
$1591
563K
Dortmund
$1335
587K
Dresden
$1396
555K
Leipzig
$1392
625K
Hanover
$1568
553K
Nuremberg
$1608
511K
Duisburg
$1351
495K
Karlsruhe
$1871
307K
Mannheim
$1449
312K
Wuppertal
$1173
355K
Bonn
$1566
332K
Braunschweig
$1361
249K
Augsburg
$1818
296K
Bochum
$1474
363K
Halle
$1239
238K
Bielefeld
$1398
334K
Aachen
$1484
249K
Wiesbaden
$1705
279K
Munster
$1634
318K
Monchengladbach
$1493
261K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1285
232K
Magdeburg
$1322
236K