El Salvador vs Vietnam - Cost of Living Comparison

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El Salvador Vietnam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1020
$617
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2317
$1841
🏠 One person rent
$528
$286
🏘️ Family rent
$864
$714
🍽️ Food expenses
$331
$207
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.7
$51.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$409
$469
💸 GDP per capita
$5127
$4164
😃 Human freedom index
6.85
5.51
❤️ Life expectancy
70.7
73.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
31
41
🌐 English speaking %
1%
16%
🎓 Higher education
41
55
😀 Quality of life
25
48
🏙️ Population
5.74M
96.2M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($1020) is 65% more expensive than in Vietnam ($617). El Salvador ranked 78th vs 152nd for Vietnam 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 0.8 months in Vietnam. Ranked 159th and 90th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Vietnam

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Vietnam as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 38 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 Vietnam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.65
$1.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.2
$21
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.73
$4.61
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$2.91
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.07
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$581
$324
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$398
$209
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$914
$892
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$699
$573
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.6
$43.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.6
$67.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.2
$9.97
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.87%
9.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1576
$2811
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1026
$1445
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.1
$7.47
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$28.7
$5.66
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.78
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.56
$1.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
$3.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$10.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
$3.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$1.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$1.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$0.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.64
$0.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.84
$1.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.29
$1.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.02
$3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.95
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.46
$0.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.8
$25.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.11
$4.24
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.1
$35.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.25
$2.74
👖 Brand Jeans
$67.4
$34.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.2
$92.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$147
$255
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4560
$14152

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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 Vietnam

City Cost of living Population
Ho Chi Minh
$710
10.4M
Hanoi
$640
8.25M
Haiphong
$608
2.1M
Da Nang
$588
1.23M
Bien Hoa
$486
1.1M
Nam Dinh
$508
352K
Hai Duong
$561
507K
Bac Ninh
$532
520K
Vinh
$579
490K
Can Tho
$468
1.24M
Thanh Hoa
$569
393K
Vung Tau
$536
357K
Hue
$426
653K
Thai Binh
$523
268K
Thai Nguyen
$566
330K
Thu Dau Mot
$554
417K
Ha Long
$594
300K
Viet Tri
$553
278K
Nha Trang
$557
392K
Buon Ma Thuot
$540
340K
Qui Nhon
$526
311K
Ca Mau
$529
315K
Ha Tinh
$559
202K
Phan Thiet
$577
205K
Da Lat
$559
238K
Cam Pha
$579
156K
Long Xuyen
$516
279K
Bac Lieu
$522
240K
Rach Gia
$524
251K
Soc Trang
$527
221K