El Salvador vs Switzerland - Cost of Living Comparison

El Salvador Switzerland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$853
$2507
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1917
$6465
🏠 One person rent
$408
$1351
🏘️ Family rent
$614
$2468
🍽️ Food expenses
$285
$806
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.5
$127
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$386
$6135
💸 GDP per capita
$3799
$87100
😃 Human freedom index
7.39
9.11
❤️ Life expectancy
73.5
83.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
84
🌐 English speaking %
1%
61.3%
🎓 Higher education
41
98
😀 Quality of life
31
85
🏙️ Population
6.42M
8.47M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($853) is 66% less expensive than in Switzerland ($2507). El Salvador ranked 89th vs 3rd for Switzerland 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 2.4 months in Switzerland. Ranked 154th and 3rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Switzerland

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Switzerland as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 50 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 Switzerland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.81
$22.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$103
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.67
$15.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$6.69
 Cappuccino
$2.69
$4.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.66
$4.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$466
$1419
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$1103
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$644
$2700
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$475
$2091
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.1
$129
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.3
$199
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.4
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.12%
1.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1117
$12711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$875
$8175
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$3.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.3
$85.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.4
$39.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$1.69
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$3.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$6.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$21.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.8
$43.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$3.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$3.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$4
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$2.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$2.46
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.75
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
$2.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.8
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$2.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$8.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.05
$16.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.97
$5.17
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.73
$3.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.21
$3.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.1
$81.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.8
$19.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$127
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$34.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
$108
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.8
$122
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86
$2247
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3858
$24364

Cities Comparison in El Salvador vs Switzerland

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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 Switzerland

City Cost of living Population
Zurich
$2888
434K
Geneva
$2895
202K
Basel
$2456
178K
Lausanne
$2495
139K
Bern
$2267
134K
Winterthur
$2492
110K
Lucerne
$2419
81.7K
St. Gallen
$1937
75.8K
Lugano
$2470
63.2K
Biel/Bienne
$2118
54.5K
Vernier
$2377
35.1K
Schaffhausen
$2320
36.6K
Koniz
$2419
41.5K
Thun
$2466
43.7K
La Chaux-de-Fonds
$2334
39K
Fribourg
$1917
38.4K
Bellinzona
$2388
43.2K
Uster
$2417
34.4K
Neuchatel
$2053
33.5K
Sion
$2400
34.7K
Dubendorf
$2465
28K
Yverdon-les-Bains
$2037
30.2K
Altstetten
$2409
32.6K
Lancy
$2348
31.9K
Chur
$2233
35K
Zug
$2864
30.5K
Emmen
$2413
29.3K
Kriens
$2478
27K
Rapperswil-Jona
$2407
27K
Montreux
$2644
26K