Living in El Salvador


Salvadoran High School students

Crime & Financial Problems Discourage University Enrollment in El Salvador


Layla Chávez, a 23-year-old accounting major from a small town in eastern El Salvador, was afraid when she moved to the capital to go to university. Not only was it a financial challenge, but she also takes care of … Read more

El Salvador Minimum wage

Minimum Wage in El Salvador for all Sectors


El Salvador’s minimum wage is $365.00 a month for the commerce, industrial, and service sector; $359.16 for the Maquila, manufacturing, and textile sector; $272.66 for the Coffee mill and Sugar cane harvesting coffee workers; and $243.46 for the agriculture, and coffee or cotton harvesting sector. According to Salvadoran authorities, El … Read more

Air quality in El Salvador

Air quality in El Salvador. How bad is it? What can we do?


The air quality in El Salvador is poor, this is due to several factors related to contamination and pollution. Older vehicles in circulation, agricultural burning practices, lack of emissions regulation, and solid waste disposal, are some of the main factors affecting pollution that lead to poor air quality. The issue … Read more

Driving in El Salvador

Driving in El Salvador. What You Need to Know!


Driving in El Salvador is done on the right side of the road, and overtaking occurs on the left. To drive in El Salvador, drivers need to be of legal Salvadoran driving age, 18 years old. Also, have a valid driver’s license from their country of residence or El Salvador. … Read more

Hospital El Salvador

Hospital El Salvador. Taking care of COVID-19 patients.


El Salvador hospital is the new health facility built by the Nayib Bukele administration. It was built between March and August 2020 for the sole purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. El Salvador hospital was built on the grounds of the International Fair and Convention Center or CIFCO. In March 2020, … Read more