El Salvador vs Norway - Cost of Living Comparison

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El Salvador Norway
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1020
$1909
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2317
$4281
🏠 One person rent
$528
$1026
🏘️ Family rent
$864
$1747
🍽️ Food expenses
$331
$630
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.7
$106
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$409
$3436
💸 GDP per capita
$5127
$106K
😃 Human freedom index
6.85
8.58
❤️ Life expectancy
70.7
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
31
84
🌐 English speaking %
1%
87.6%
🎓 Higher education
41
94
😀 Quality of life
25
95
🏙️ Population
5.74M
5.5M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($1020) is 47% less expensive than in Norway ($1909). El Salvador ranked 78th vs 18th for Norway 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 1.8 months in Norway. Ranked 159th and 4th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Norway

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Norway 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 Norway
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.65
$18.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.2
$87.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
$9.17
 Cappuccino
$2.91
$4.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.07
$2.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$581
$1092
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$398
$795
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$914
$1784
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$699
$1438
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.6
$121
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.6
$186
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.2
$51.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.87%
3.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1576
$6356
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1026
$4624
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
$3.66
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.1
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$28.7
$22.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
$2.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.78
$3.1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$2.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.56
$3.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
$11.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$13.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$26.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
$2.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$4.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$2.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$2.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$3.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$14.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.64
$3.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.84
$13.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.29
$7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.02
$4.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.95
$2.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.46
$2.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.8
$42.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.11
$14.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.1
$46.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.25
$33.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$67.4
$85
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.2
$95.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$147
$304
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4560
$7504

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Cities Comparison in El Salvador vs Norway

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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 Norway

City Cost of living Population
Oslo
$2177
709K
Bergen
$1953
267K
Trondheim
$1969
195K
Baerum
$1731
130K
Stavanger
$2186
145K
Asker
$2024
97.8K
Drammen
$1614
102K
Lillestrom
$1841
91.5K
Sandnes
$1899
81.3K
Tromso
$2066
77.5K
Fredrikstad
$1924
83.9K
Tonsberg
$1698
57.8K
Kristiansand
$1636
64.1K
Alesund
$1515
52.2K
Skien
$1575
55.5K
Karmoy
$1664
42.9K
Sarpsborg
$1463
58.2K
Moss
$1778
50.3K
Sandefjord
$1715
44.4K
Bodo
$1755
41.7K
Arendal
$1570
37.8K
Porsgrunn
$1543
36.6K
Halden
$1571
31.4K
Molde
$1877
32K
Gjovik
$1628
30.6K
Hamar
$1761
27.9K
Jessheim
$1734
21.6K
Kongsberg
$1682
27.9K
Kristiansund
$1623
24K
Larvik
$1713
24.6K