El Salvador vs United Arab Emirates - Cost of Living Comparison

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El Salvador United Arab Emirates
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1020
$1902
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2317
$4523
🏠 One person rent
$528
$1249
🏘️ Family rent
$864
$2509
🍽️ Food expenses
$331
$395
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.7
$130
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$409
$3238
💸 GDP per capita
$5127
$53708
😃 Human freedom index
6.85
5.73
❤️ Life expectancy
70.7
78.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
31
68
🌐 English speaking %
1%
65%
🎓 Higher education
41
68
😀 Quality of life
25
80
🏙️ Population
5.74M
9.89M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($1020) is 46% less expensive than in the United Arab Emirates ($1902). El Salvador ranked 78th vs 20th for the United Arab Emirates 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 1.7 months in the United Arab Emirates. Ranked 159th and 31st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs the United Arab Emirates

We calculate prices for El Salvador and the United Arab Emirates as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 9 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 United Arab Emirates
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.65
$8.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.2
$51.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$8.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
$11.1
 Cappuccino
$2.91
$5.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.07
$1.07
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$581
$1379
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$398
$958
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$914
$2874
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$699
$2071
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.6
$120
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.6
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.2
$99.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.87%
4.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1576
$5653
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1026
$3677
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
$1.6
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.1
$60.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$28.7
$9.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
$1.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.78
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.56
$2.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$7.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$9.96
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$1.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$0.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$12.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.64
$2.56
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.84
$5.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.29
$6.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.02
$5.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.95
$3.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.46
$3.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.8
$73.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.11
$13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.1
$67.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.25
$8.89
👖 Brand Jeans
$67.4
$60.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.2
$89.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$147
$572
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4560
$10838

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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 the United Arab Emirates

City Cost of living Population
Dubai
$2204
3.33M
Abu Dhabi
$1978
1.48M
Al Ain
$1116
767K
Sharjah
$1592
1.25M
Ajman
$1896
490K
Ras al-Khaimah
$1543
116K
Umm al-Quwain
$1609
44.4K
Fujairah
$1181
97.2K
Madinat Zayed
$1681
29.1K