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What do people like (and dislike) about San Salvador?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in San Salvador, they replied...

"San Salvador is a beautiful city with beautiful people. The violence and gang activity make it unsafe for most people. Housing is expensive, and food is very costly," commented one expat who made the move to San Salvador, El Salvador.

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"Expats and digital nomads living in San Salvador, often like the low cost of living, which allows them to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. They also appreciate the warm and friendly nature of the local people, who are generally welcoming and helpful to foreigners. The city's vibrant culture, rich history, and delicious local cuisine are also major draws for expats and digital nomads. San Salvador's year-round warm weather and proximity to beautiful beaches and natural attractions are also appealing to those looking for outdoor activities and a relaxed lifestyle. Additionally, the growing community of expats and digital nomads in the city provides opportunities for networking and socializing with like-minded individuals. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may dislike the high crime rate and safety concerns in San Salvador, as the city has a reputation for gang-related violence and theft. This may require them to take extra precautions and be vigilant about their personal safety. Another common complaint is the city's traffic congestion and lack of reliable public transportation, which can make getting around difficult and time-consuming. The infrastructure in San Salvador may also be lacking in some areas, with frequent power outages and limited access to high-speed internet being potential challenges for digital nomads. Lastly, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who do not speak Spanish, as English is not widely spoken in San Salvador. This can make it difficult to navigate daily life and access services without the help of a local or a translator," remarked another expat in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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