I just figured I would update the cost of living for this month so everyone can get an idea of what it might take to live here.
Rent: $0 (Own Home)
Car Insurance: $0 (Not Required)
Food: $175 (For two, not eating much typical food still, mostly all super market)
Electricity: $75 (LCD TV, Window A/C 12 hrs a day, PC w/ modem/router, Lights, Refrigerator)
Furniture: $252 (4k+ financed, sofa + stove + entertainment center + kitchen counters. 18 months)
Mini-Split AC: $89 (Just purchased, 18k BTU, $600 full price. $98 down plus $89 monthly for 5 months)
Internet $375 (I have special business, household plans unlimited from 29.99)
At this moment, the following is average cost with electricity, internet, food and no rent included.
1 person $200-250
2 person(s) $275-300
3 person(s) $375-400
If you choose to eat local food and live without an AC, it's realistic to live off $100 monthly. You won't live the USA life though, but then again... this is La Vida Salvadorena, right? ;)
+This information applies to this date and time. Cost of Living (CoL) changes frequently here.+