El Salvador vs Portugal - Cost of Living Comparison

El Salvador Portugal
🚶 Cost of living one person
$853
$977
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1917
$2297
🏠 One person rent
$408
$563
🏘️ Family rent
$614
$984
🍽️ Food expenses
$285
$267
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.5
$47.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$386
$972
💸 GDP per capita
$3799
$22195
😃 Human freedom index
7.39
8.69
❤️ Life expectancy
73.5
81
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
62
🌐 English speaking %
1%
27.3%
🎓 Higher education
41
86
😀 Quality of life
31
66
🏙️ Population
6.42M
10.3M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($853) is 13% less expensive than in Portugal ($977). El Salvador ranked 89th vs 69th for Portugal 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 1 months in Portugal. Ranked 154th and 41st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Portugal

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Portugal as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 124 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 Portugal
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.81
$7.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.67
$6.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.78
 Cappuccino
$2.69
$1.42
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.66
$1.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$466
$565
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$438
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$644
$1025
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$475
$804
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.1
$66.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.3
$102
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.4
$33.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.12%
2.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1117
$2844
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$875
$1962
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$1.7
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.3
$36.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.4
$9.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$2.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$1.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$7.52
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$5.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.8
$9.38
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.28
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$1.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.08
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
$2.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.8
$4.21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.05
$5.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.97
$4.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.73
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.21
$2.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.1
$33.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.8
$7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$54
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$9.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
$70.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.8
$69
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86
$326
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3858
$6724

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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 Portugal

City Cost of living Population
Lisbon
$1263
546K
Sintra
$990
378K
Vila Nova de Gaia
$1007
302K
Matosinhos
$966
175K
Porto
$1075
238K
Cascais
$1214
206K
Loures
$960
205K
Oeiras
$1323
172K
Braga
$912
181K
Gondomar
$954
168K
Coimbra
$842
143K
Almada
$1014
174K
Leiria
$1073
127K
Odivelas
$1049
145K
Santa Maria da Feira
$951
139K
Amadora
$1050
175K
Guimaraes
$870
158K
Funchal
$951
112K
Setubal
$1059
124K
Maia
$982
135K
Barcelos
$955
120K
Seixal
$756
158K
Vila Nova de Famalicao
$886
134K
Vila Franca de Xira
$752
137K
Viseu
$794
99.3K
Valongo
$940
93.9K
Evora
$937
56.6K
Paredes
$940
86.9K
Viana do Castelo
$891
88.7K
Agualva-Cacem
$942
81.8K