Cost of Living in Santa Ana, El Salvador

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$881
$1902
🛋️ Without rent
$413
$1255
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$468
$647
🍽️ Food
$258
$700
🚐 Transport
$82.3
$235
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$291
😀 Quality of life
21
🏙️ Population
270K

The average cost of living in Santa Ana is $881, which is in the top 37% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5827th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 10 in El Salvador.

The median after-tax salary is $291, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 8847th (TOP 95%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in El Salvador. With an estimated population of 270K, Santa Ana is the 3rd largest city in El Salvador.

Why living in Santa Ana costs 3 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Santa Ana for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport55 kmIlopango International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate18.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank9081Catholic University of El Salvador
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Prices in Santa Ana

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$29.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
 Cappuccino
$2.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$891
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$704
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$42.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1055
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$985
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.5
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.83
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4954

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