El Salvador vs Montenegro - Cost of Living Comparison

El Salvador Montenegro
🚶 Cost of living one person
$853
$655
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1917
$1638
🏠 One person rent
$408
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$614
$619
🍽️ Food expenses
$285
$228
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.5
$29.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$386
$611
💸 GDP per capita
$3799
$7677
😃 Human freedom index
7.39
7.88
❤️ Life expectancy
73.5
75.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
46
🌐 English speaking %
1%
26%
🎓 Higher education
41
59
😀 Quality of life
31
55
🏙️ Population
6.42M
622K

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($853) is 30% more expensive than in Montenegro ($655). El Salvador ranked 89th vs 130th for Montenegro 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 0.9 months in Montenegro. Ranked 154th and 73rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Montenegro

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Montenegro as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 9 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 Montenegro
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.81
$5.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$26.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.67
$4.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$2.08
 Cappuccino
$2.69
$1.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.66
$1.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$466
$299
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$221
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$644
$628
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$475
$465
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.1
$61.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.3
$94.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.4
$27.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.12%
5.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1117
$1723
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$875
$1286
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$0.95
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.3
$26.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.4
$5.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$0.95
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$2.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$5.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$5.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.8
$7.81
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$1.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.67
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.8
$4.73
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$3.51
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.05
$4.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.97
$3.11
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.73
$1.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.21
$1.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.1
$33.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.8
$4.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$22.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$4.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
$57.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.8
$71.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86
$165
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3858
$6336

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In El Salvador

City Cost of living Population
San Salvador
$965
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$836
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Soyapango
$816
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San Miguel
$645
218K
Santa Ana
$909
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Mejicanos
$750
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Santa Tecla
$865
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Apopa
$830
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Ahuachapan
$870
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Sonsonate
$794
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In Montenegro

City Cost of living Population
Podgorica
$664
175K
Plav
$656
13.8K
Ulcinj
$589
19.9K
Budva
$774
19.2K
Bar
$607
13.7K
Cetinje
$587
14K
Kotor
$753
12.6K
Mojkovac
$585
10.1K
Berane
$529
11.8K