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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People often describe San Salvador, El Salvador as a vibrant and bustling city with a rich culture and history. Expats love the city's friendly people, its vibrant nightlife, and its many attractions. The weather in San Salvador is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 to $700 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $700 to $1,000 per month. The approximate population of San Salvador is 2.2 million people.

What do I need to know about living in San Salvador?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to San Salvador, they said:

"The climate is tropical, sunny, warm, and rainy. Only a light jacket during the winter rains will be needed. Negotiate where you plan to live and try to make your deal with the owner. Realtors get a commission for the owner and will try to get the best price they can for the dwelling. Crime is high and delinquency is high. Ensure your dwelling is very well secured and practice caution at all times," commented one expat who made the move to San Salvador.

"Before retiring in San Salvador, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally lower than in the United States. It is important to research the local healthcare system and to make sure that adequate medical coverage is available. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. It is also important to research the safety and security situation in the city, as crime rates can be high. Finally, expats should consider the availability of amenities and services that they may need, such as banks, supermarkets, and transportation," remarked one expat living in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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