San Salvador -- cost of living
I'll let others interpret this information. A ranking of the cost of living in various cities around the world ranks San Salvador 242 out of 276 world cities for the cost of living. The survey indexes the cost of living for a typical expatriate from the US, with the index set so the cost of living in New York City = 100. In the index, the most expensive city was Tokyo with an index of 126.03 and the least expensive was Harare, Zimbabwe with an index of 17.12. San Salvador had a figure of 63.34, or 37% less than New York.
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CLOTHING costs for clothing and footwear products such as business suits, casual clothing, childrens clothing and footwear, coats and hats, evening wear, shoe repairs, and underwear is relatively LESS expensive compared to other cities with a rank of 213 out of 276.
GROCERY costs for food, non-alcoholic beverages and cleaning material items such as baby consumables, baked goods, baking, canned foods, cheese, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fruit juices, meat, oil & vinegars, pet food, pre-prepared meals, sauces, seafood, snacks, soft drinks, spices & herbs is relatively LESS expensive compared to other cities with a rank of 255 out of 276.
EDUCATION/HOUSEHOLD is equally expensive on average compared to other cities
you can go on in the website just provided.
But here comes my comment on this, it'll be fool to say El Salvador is cheaper to live than New York (took this city as is the City-Based used for this calculation) there are more factors to take into consideration. it's worthless. Despite the cost of living is low, what's the point when there isn't money to afford those basic items