El Salvador vs Hungary - Cost of Living Comparison

El Salvador Hungary
🚶 Cost of living one person
$853
$712
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1917
$1774
🏠 One person rent
$408
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$614
$605
🍽️ Food expenses
$285
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.5
$58.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$386
$801
💸 GDP per capita
$3799
$15980
😃 Human freedom index
7.39
7.73
❤️ Life expectancy
73.5
75.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
43
🌐 English speaking %
1%
20%
🎓 Higher education
41
81
😀 Quality of life
31
64
🏙️ Population
6.42M
9.77M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($853) is 20% more expensive than in Hungary ($712). El Salvador ranked 89th vs 119th for Hungary in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in El Salvador compared to 1.1 months in Hungary. Ranked 154th and 47th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Hungary

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Hungary as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 33 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 Hungary
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.81
$5.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$30.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.67
$4.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.46
 Cappuccino
$2.69
$1.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.66
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$466
$313
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$241
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$644
$607
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$475
$446
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.1
$74.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.3
$114
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.4
$11.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.12%
6.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1117
$2294
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$875
$1603
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.3
$22.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.4
$9.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$0.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$1.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$7.62
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.8
$9.19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$2.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.8
$3.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$4.61
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.05
$7.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.97
$2.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.73
$1.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.21
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.1
$30.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.8
$4.88
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$39
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$5.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
$58.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.8
$64.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86
$247
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3858
$6051

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Hungary

City Cost of living Population
Budapest
$860
1.72M
Debrecen
$655
201K
Szeged
$615
159K
Gyor
$619
133K
Miskolc
$589
151K
Pecs
$534
140K
Kecskemet
$605
110K
Nyiregyhaza
$562
117K
Szekesfehervar
$675
95.5K
Szombathely
$582
78.3K
Erd
$650
70.1K
Tatabanya
$639
65.1K
Sopron
$597
62.9K
Veszprem
$624
58.2K
Szolnok
$515
69.7K
Budafok-Teteny
$599
55.1K
Dunakeszi
$760
44K
Zalaegerszeg
$561
55.5K
Kaposvar
$572
59.8K
Eger
$550
51.2K
Nagykanizsa
$544
46.9K
Bekescsaba
$535
58K
Hodmezovasarhely
$593
43.3K
Szigetszentmiklos
$601
40.5K
Dunaujvaros
$588
44.2K
Godollo
$592
31.8K
Cegled
$636
35.3K
Mosonmagyarovar
$598
34.4K
Vac
$652
32.9K
Salgotarjan
$614
32.3K