Living in El Salvador

El Salvador’s basic food basket cost

El Salvador’s Basic Food Basket Cost per Family is $255.19 in Urban Areas

As of the end of August 2023, El Salvador’s basic food basket cost per family is $255.19 for the urban sector and $189.02 for rural areas. The Salvadoran essential food basket cost in urban areas is about 25.9% more expensive than in the rural sector. One of the principal worries … Read more

Living in El Salvador

Living in El Salvador: Top Reasons for Moving to El Salvador

Living in El Salvador is an excellent option! Year after year, people from different nations choose to make the smallest country in Central America their new home; also, many Salvadorans who left are now moving back. Life in El Salvador is a unique and attractive experience worth exploring. Moving to … Read more

San Salvador Historic Downtown

San Salvador is no longer one of the Most Dangerous Cities in the World

San Salvador, El Salvador’s capital city, is not one of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world. San Salvador left the notorious list as one of the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world in 2019 and has not returned since. The cities of El Salvador (in particular … Read more

El Salvador State of Exception arrests

Over 71,000 Arrested During El Salvador’s State of Exception

The State of Exception continues in full force in El Salvador. As of August 1, over 71,000 individuals linked to these criminal organizations (gangs) have been arrested as part of the security measure. Currently, National Civil Police (PNC) records indicate that 71,976 people have been detained on charges of committing … Read more

Plaza Libertad El Salvador

July 2023: The Safest Month in El Salvador in Over 30 Years, Based on Homicides

Based on homicides, July 2023 is the safest month in El Salvador in over 30 years. In July 2023, the Salvadoran National Police reported 8 homicides for a 0.26 daily murder rate. July 2023 had 2 fewer homicides than June and April 2023, the previous record holders. It is necessary … Read more