El Salvador vs North Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

El Salvador North Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$853
$1554
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1917
$3778
🏠 One person rent
$408
$881
🏘️ Family rent
$614
$1903
🍽️ Food expenses
$285
$493
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.5
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$386
$342
💸 GDP per capita
$3799
$1700
😃 Human freedom index
7.39
1.4
❤️ Life expectancy
73.5
72.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
16
🌐 English speaking %
1%
0%
🎓 Higher education
41
23
😀 Quality of life
31
14
🏙️ Population
6.42M
25.5M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($853) is 45% less expensive than in North Korea ($1554). El Salvador ranked 89th vs 23rd for North Korea 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 0.2 months in North Korea. Ranked 154th and 193rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs North Korea

We calculate prices for El Salvador and North Korea as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 24 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 North Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.81
$9.11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$112
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.67
$5.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$2.69
$1.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.66
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$466
$794
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$726
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$644
$2790
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$475
$1447
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.1
$84.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.3
$130
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.4
$56.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.12%
11.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1117
$1235
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$875
$723
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.3
$71.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.4
$19.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$2.31
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$2.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$2.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$8.57
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$18.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.8
$6.35
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$3.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$6.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$3.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.8
$6.37
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$2.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$2.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.05
$3.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.97
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.73
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.21
$4.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.1
$23.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.8
$4.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$4.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
$30.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.8
$61.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86
$111
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3858
$3454

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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 North Korea

City Cost of living Population
Pyongyang
$1691
2.86M
Hamhung
$1548
769K
Chongjin
$1540
668K
Sunchon
$1508
437K
Wonsan
$1494
363K
Sinuiju
$1500
359K
Tanchon
$1494
346K
Kaechon
$1489
320K
Nampo
$1495
311K
Sariwon
$1486
308K
Kanggye
$1481
252K
Anju
$1480
240K
Haeju
$1478
242K
Tokchon
$1472
237K
Pyongsong
$1481
237K
Kimchaek
$1470
207K
Kusong
$1472
197K
Rason
$1472
197K
Kaesong
$1473
193K
Hyesan
$1470
193K
Chongju
$1467
190K
Huichon
$1460
168K
Hoeryong
$1455
154K
Sinpo
$1453
153K