El Salvador

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Gilberto Vieira

"In general I use InterNations to find international business partners. But I even found a friend from my home country to play tennis with."

Gabriela Jaquez

"Thanks to InterNations I made great contacts before even moving to San Salvador. It was so easy to settle with such a useful plattform."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in El Salvador

Are you an expat working and living in El Salvador? Or are you preparing to move soon to San Salvador, Santa Rosa de Lima or any other of the Salvadoran international hotspots?

Expat life in El Salvador has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the country's largest lake, the Lago de Ilopango, learning how Salvadoran people celebrate Las Fiestas Agostinas, up to tasting El Salvador’s favorite dishes such as pupusa.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in El Salvador. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Switzerland to moving to Austria.

Top Articles in the El Salvador Expat Guide

  • Moving to El Salvador

    El Salvador is a small country that boasts of a rich variety of cultures, traditions and landscapes: expats planning on moving there could make the most out of the cosmopolitan vibe or the unspoiled natural beauty, in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Find out more in our expat guide!
  • Living in El Salvador

    El Salvador is an undisclosed treasure: the tropical climate, the pacific coast, the pristine natural beauty and the famous Central American warmness make living in this country a unique and amazing experience. Find out some information in our expat guide!
  • Working in El Salvador

    El Salvador has still a poor and developing economy, with a low GDP and an industrial sector that is growing but still no performing very well. Expats could therefore have some difficulties in finding an appealing job in this country. Find out more in our expat guide!

Working and living in El Salvador – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in El Salvador requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Salvadoran expat life. Living abroad in El Salvador raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to El Salvador?ʺ, ʺWhat are San Salvador's hottest nightclubs?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in San Salvador should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Salvadoran municipality in Santa Tecla?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in El Salvador is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for El Salvador aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in El Salvador. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from health-care, to restaurants & nightlife or food and shopping, up to health-care. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhat is the preferred dress code in the workplace?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside El Salvador? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as moving to Vietnam or living in Chile!

Tips on living and working in El Salvador – From private language tutors to postal services

Moreover, our expat directory for El Salvador includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. private language tutors or postal services. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in El Salvador with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt ¡Hola! from our expats living and working in El Salvador.

Gilberto Vieira

"In general I use InterNations to find international business partners. But I even found a friend from my home country to play tennis with."

Gabriela Jaquez

"Thanks to InterNations I made great contacts before even moving to San Salvador. It was so easy to settle with such a useful plattform."

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