Soyapango, El Salvador Travel Guide

Last updated: 2021
All prices reflect US dollars
Cost of living metrics are based on minimum living expenses for one person

 

El Salvador’s second largest city and a commercial hub for the country. Tourists rarely spend any time in this city. It is known for being one of Central America’s most dangerous due to ongoing gang violence.

POPULATION: 350,000

 

WEATHER IN SOYAPANGO

Average temperatures range from 18°C to 32°C throughout the year. The dry season runs from approximately November until May.

 

SAFETY IN SOYAPANGO

Soyapango is one of the most dangerous cities in Latin America. Gang violence and crime are serious issues here. We do not advise leaving your house/hotel at night. Even the affluent areas of this city are not safe from crime.

 

MUST DO

Check out the Finca Chantecuan nature reserve.

 

RENT AN APARTMENT IN SOYAPANGO

$600/month is a good minimum rental budget here.

If you want to rent an apartment for a short period of time — just to make sure the city is right for you before committing to a longterm apartment contract — we suggest using Airbnb.

 

COST OF LIVING IN SOYAPANGO

El Salvador is more expensive than you might think. We recommend a budget of at least $1500/month for Soyapango.

 

DATING IN SOYAPANGO

Latin American Cupid allows you to talk with singles in Soyapango and set up dates before you arrive in the country. For this reason, we recommend it.

 

LEARNING SPANISH IN SOYAPANGO

If you want to meet women in Latin America, you will need to know a bit of Spanish. PickUp Spanish is an entertaining and informative course that teaches Latin American Spanish in a way that is geared toward meeting and dating latinas!

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN SOYAPANGO

There are little to no work opportunities here for foreigners.

 

IS THERE UBER IN SOYAPANGO

No, UBER does not operate in Soyapango.

 

IS SOYAPANGO A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE?

No. We cannot recommend living in Soyapango. It’s an ugly city and the security situation is dire. This will not be a good choice for most expats.