United States is 2.6 times more expensive than El Salvador.

If you lived in United States instead of El Salvador, you would:

pay 2.3 times more for restaurants

 
El Salvador
United States
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $6.75
SVC59.05
$15.20
 
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.12
SVC53.59
$8.21
 
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.61
SVC5.35
$2.01
 

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pay 58.9% more for groceries

 
El Salvador
United States
Bread
1 loaf
$1.63
SVC14.27
$2.85
 
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.13
SVC27.41
$5.66
 
Milk (1 gallon) $6.63
SVC58.02
$3.38
 

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pay 52.1% more for transportation

 
El Salvador
United States
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.74
SVC32.69
$4.54
 
Monthly public transit pass $21.74
SVC190.19
$64.19
 
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $18,000.00
SVC157,475.50
$24,050.13
 

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pay 2.5 times more for housing

 
El Salvador
United States
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$42.38
SVC370.72
$68.65
 
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $471.43
SVC4,124.36
$1,446.14
 
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $396.43
SVC3,468.21
$1,166.13
 

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pay 7.3 times more for childcare

 
El Salvador
United States
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $93.12
SVC814.72
$980.97
 
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $3,670.42
SVC32,111.15
$14,983.58
 

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pay 2.2 times more for entertainment and sports

 
El Salvador
United States
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.50
SVC13.12
$5.14
 
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.58
SVC22.53
$4.34
 
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.00
SVC34.99
$8.25
 

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pay 2.8% more for clothing

 
El Salvador
United States
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$45.45
SVC397.67
$44.10
 
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$38.44
SVC336.34
$36.31
 
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$80.42
SVC703.54
$77.71
 

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