El Salvador vs Yemen - Cost of Living Comparison

El Salvador Yemen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$853
$535
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1917
$1314
🏠 One person rent
$408
$239
🏘️ Family rent
$614
$438
🍽️ Food expenses
$285
$189
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.5
$54.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$386
$331
💸 GDP per capita
$3799
$758
😃 Human freedom index
7.39
4.08
❤️ Life expectancy
73.5
66.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
34
16
🌐 English speaking %
1%
9%
🎓 Higher education
41
24
😀 Quality of life
31
21
🏙️ Population
6.42M
28.3M

The average cost of living in El Salvador ($853) is 59% more expensive than in Yemen ($535). El Salvador ranked 89th vs 164th for Yemen 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 0.6 months in Yemen. Ranked 154th and 182nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in El Salvador vs Yemen

We calculate prices for El Salvador and Yemen as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 10 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 Yemen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.81
$2.78
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
$17.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.67
$4.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.65
 Cappuccino
$2.69
$1.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.66
$0.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$466
$234
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$152
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$644
$505
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$475
$311
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.1
$34.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.3
$53
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.4
$35.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.12%
11.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1117
$1380
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$875
$773
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.3
$16.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.4
$6.27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$6.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$4.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.8
$6.21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$0.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.8
$7.36
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$2.39
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.05
$3.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.97
$2.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.73
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.21
$1.12
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.1
$23.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.8
$4.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$20
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$4.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
$28.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.8
$59.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86
$106
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3858
$3574

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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
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Santa Tecla
$865
135K
Apopa
$830
131K
Ahuachapan
$870
111K
Sonsonate
$794
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In Yemen

City Cost of living Population
Sanaa
$562
2.96M
Taiz
$512
615K
Al Hudaydah
$510
548K
Aden
$509
507K
Ibb
$502
351K
Dhamar
$490
160K
Mukalla
$487
144K
Sa'dah
$485
70.2K
Sayyan
$485
70K
Zabid
$484
50.8K