Life in El Salvador


Salvadoran High School students

Fear of crime and financial problems discourages 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

Cost of living in El Salvador

Cost of Living in El Salvador. How Expensive is it to Live in El Salvador?


The cost of living in El Salvador for a family of four, without rent, ranges from $1,000 to $2000. However, these ranges can go as low as $600 or higher than $2000. Circumstances such as living location and individual needs have a significant impact on determining the total cost. El Salvador’s cost of living for … Read more

Moving to El Salvador

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


Living in El Salvador is an excellent option; every year, many people from different nations choose to make El Salvador their new home. Life in El Salvador is a unique and attractive experience worth exploring. Moving to El Salvador is a good option mainly because of the excellent tropical weather, the low cost of living, … Read more

Iris Violeta Foundation

Iris Violeta Foundation hosts lunch for kids with chronic kidney disease and their families


Yesterday August 1, in San Salvador, the Iris Violeta foundation hosted a lunch for kids with chronic kidney disease and their families. This lunch was to show support for the patients and their families. The lunch was hosted by Otilia Santos, president of the foundation. Hosting these lunches for these kids and their families is … Read more

Ernesto Muyshondt

Salvadoran Police Arrests Ernesto Muyshondt, Former Mayor of San Salvador


On June 6, the Salvadoran Police arrested Ernesto Muyshondt, the former mayor of San Salvador, for crimes related to misappropriation of employee earnings. The arrest order was issued by the office of the Salvadoran attorney General. Muyshondt’s arrest took place outside the Isidro Menéndez Judicial Center. The former mayor was at a hearing where the … 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 Salvador’s minimum wage increase of … Read more

President Nayib Bukele

Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador from 2019 to 2024


Nayib Bukele is the current president of El Salvador; he was sworn in on June 1st, 2019, and will serve a five-year term ending in 2024. At the age of 37, Bukele became the 46th president of El Salvador; he is the youngest person ever elected as president of this country. In the 2019 presidential … Read more