Currency +/- Value in El Salvador compared to Latin America

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Fr. Guiana $ 0.00
Nicaragua $ 0.38
Paraguay $ 0.42
Colombia $ 0.43
Bolivia $ 0.45
Suriname $ 0.46
Mexico $ 0.47
El Salvador $ 0.48
Peru $ 0.49
Honduras $ 0.50
Guatemala $ 0.51
Ecuador $ 0.52
Venezuela $ 0.55
Guyana $ 0.56
Chile $ 0.58
Panama $ 0.59
Brazil $ 0.65
Argentina $ 0.68
Costa Rica $ 0.69
Uruguay $ 0.77

El Salvador: Currency +/- valuation index

This is a cost of living indicator. The figure shows how much how much a bundle of goods and services costing US$1 in the US would cost in other countries (similar to The Economist's Big Mac Index).

To arrive at the figure, the Global Property Guide takes the difference between the IMF's nominal GDP figures, and their purchasing power parity GDP figures for the latest year available.

Note that currency undervaluation (as measured by PPP) is not a good predictor of future currency movements.

These cost of living indicators refer to data collected annually (for date of collection, see Data FAQ )

Source: calculated using figures from the IMF World Economic Outlook Database


No house price statistics are published in El Salvador. The Centro Nacional de Registros publishes no housing statistics. The Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador produces good general statistical time-series, which are up to date and nicely displayed. This is an exemplary site for a country of this size. There are also excellent statistics on the financial system and on many other aspects of life in El Salvador at the Superintendencia del Sistema Financiero.