El Salvador travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

El Salvador 🇸🇻

El Salvador is part of Americas with main city at San Salvador. Its Developing country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is El Salvador Colon. The languages spoken are Spanish. the Republic of El Salvador is the formal name of El Salvador It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~24.26 °C   🌧 ~219.81 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 7M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for El Salvador. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in El Salvador.

issued date: January 8, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

El Salvador uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

💱 Currencies Used

El Salvador uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in El Salvador. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in El Salvador is on average 3.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in El Salvador is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about $13.99, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Claro, Digicel, Movistar or Tigo. El Salvador uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in El Salvador upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call El Salvador, dial +, then 503 (the country code for El Salvador), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within El Salvador, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Police

17

Ambulance

+213 (0) 21-235-050

Fire department

14

Last updated: October 8, 2019