El Salvador vs Lesotho - Cost of Living Comparison

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El Salvador Lesotho
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1020
$534
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2317
$1275
🏠 One person rent
$528
$157
🏘️ Family rent
$864
$243
🍽️ Food expenses
$331
$271
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.7
$41.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$409
$688
💸 GDP per capita
$5127
$970
😃 Human freedom index
6.85
6.49
❤️ Life expectancy
70.7
53.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
31
39
🌐 English speaking %
1%
27.9%
🎓 Higher education
41
31
😀 Quality of life
25
14
🏙️ Population
5.74M
2.23M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($1020) is 91% more expensive than in Lesotho ($534). El Salvador ranked 78th vs 167th for Lesotho 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 1.3 months in Lesotho. Ranked 159th and 185th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Lesotho

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Lesotho as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 4 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 Lesotho
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.65
$2.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.2
$21.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$10.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
$0.78
 Cappuccino
$2.91
$1.31
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.07
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$581
$165
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$398
$82.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$914
$251
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$699
$144
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.6
$36.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.6
$56
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.2
$21.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.87%
8.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1576
$334
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1026
$456
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
$0.63
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.1
$26.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$28.7
$5.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.78
$0.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.76
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.56
$1.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
$3.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$6.35
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$5.14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
$1.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$2.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$1.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$2.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$8.37
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.64
$1.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.84
$4.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.29
$3.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.02
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.95
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.46
$1.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.8
$19.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.11
$4.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.1
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.25
$4.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$67.4
$39.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.2
$92.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$147
$29
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4560
$708

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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 Lesotho

City Cost of living Population
Maseru
$539
519K
Teyateyaneng
$514
75.1K
Mafeteng
$515
57.1K
Butha-Buthe
$516
10K