El Salvador vs Jamaica - Cost of Living Comparison

El Salvador Jamaica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$853
$875
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1917
$2153
🏠 One person rent
$408
$375
🏘️ Family rent
$614
$722
🍽️ Food expenses
$285
$352
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.5
$76.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$386
$531
💸 GDP per capita
$3799
$4665
😃 Human freedom index
7.39
7.91
❤️ Life expectancy
73.5
74.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
44
🌐 English speaking %
1%
97.6%
🎓 Higher education
41
77
😀 Quality of life
31
48
🏙️ Population
6.42M
2.89M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($853) is 3% less expensive than in Jamaica ($875). El Salvador ranked 89th vs 83rd for Jamaica 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 0.6 months in Jamaica. Ranked 154th and 98th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Jamaica

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Jamaica 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.

El Salvador Jamaica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.81
$5.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$44
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.67
$6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$2.09
 Cappuccino
$2.69
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.66
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$466
$401
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$240
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$644
$919
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$475
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.1
$61.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.3
$94.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.4
$41.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.12%
7.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1117
$1561
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$875
$764
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.3
$34.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.4
$20
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$2.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$2.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$0.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$2.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$5.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.8
$6.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$2.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$2.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.8
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$2.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$8.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.05
$7.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.97
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.73
$2.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.21
$1.8
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.1
$49.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.8
$8.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$8.34
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
$25.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.8
$56.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3858
$1798

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Cities Comparison in El Salvador vs Jamaica

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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 Jamaica

City Cost of living Population
Kingston
$1016
580K
Spanish Town
$681
131K
Half Way Tree
$686
96.5K
Montego Bay
$880
110K
May Pen
$663
61.5K
Mandeville
$592
48.3K
Old Harbour
$655
28.7K
Savanna-la-Mar
$797
22.6K
Linstead
$813
22.8K
Port Antonio
$652
14.4K