Nairobi is 19.6% cheaper than San Salvador.

If you lived in Nairobi instead of San Salvador, you would:

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pay 45.1% less for restaurants

 
San Salvador
Nairobi
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $10.00
SVC87.29
$3.85
KES496.93
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.50
SVC65.47
$5.38
KES695.70
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.05
SVC9.20
$0.59
KES75.63

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pay 29.0% less for groceries

 
San Salvador
Nairobi
Bread
1 loaf
$1.85
SVC16.17
$0.56
KES72.46
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.20
SVC27.96
$5.70
KES735.87
Milk (1 gallon) $7.42
SVC64.77
$3.37
KES435.80

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pay 6.5% more for transportation

 
San Salvador
Nairobi
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.05
SVC35.39
$6.09
KES786.63
Monthly public transit pass $25.00
SVC218.24
$34.46
KES4,452.51
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $19,500.00
SVC170,223.81
$18,461.54
KES2,385,271.35

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pay 48.7% less for housing

 
San Salvador
Nairobi
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$42.14
SVC367.88
$40.57
KES5,241.63
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $842.86
SVC7,357.66
$418.88
KES54,120.36
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $635.71
SVC5,549.42
$196.01
KES25,324.40

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pay 27.4% more for childcare

 
San Salvador
Nairobi
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $165.62
SVC1,445.81
$146.63
KES18,945.51
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $4,585.71
SVC40,030.65
$7,624.54
KES985,107.43

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pay 6.6% more for entertainment and sports

 
San Salvador
Nairobi
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.00
SVC17.46
$2.31
KES298.16
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.04
SVC26.50
$2.24
KES289.28
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.00
SVC34.92
$2.69
KES347.85

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pay 55.0% less for clothing

 
San Salvador
Nairobi
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$69.29
SVC604.82
$18.56
KES2,398.02
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$54.86
SVC478.87
$24.95
KES3,222.96
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$99.29
SVC866.71
$57.17
KES7,386.21

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