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What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Large and growing. Morale is high, it's a great place to work, and a great team at post at least until 2020. Many extend their tours a few months after arriving. - Nov 22, 2017
This is a very unique aspect to this post. There are expats, but they're very integrated here. There's no vibrant expats club or "Women's Society" clubs as other posts tend to have. The U.S. Embassy is way bigger than any counterpart (and even, sometimes, it seems the Government of El Salvador). - Jul 14, 2016
It's a big U.S. Embassy, and people are generally really happy here. The Embassy is very well-run, and there are lots of events to suit every age/interest group. The local expat population is pretty easy to meet as well. - Dec 8, 2015
The Embassy community is really great here- this is one of the best parts of our tour. Many regional offices are located here, so there are many USG departments and a very diverse community. We have also met other expats who are here for many other reasons. - Jun 9, 2015
The U.S. has the biggest presence by far ("battleship in the pond"). Most other Embassies have 2 or 3 people here. Lots of NGOs. - Mar 23, 2015
Large expat community and morale was very good. I can now compare it to my second post where morale is generally low, and I never met anyone who was unhappy there, but maybe because I was so happy people never showed that side to me. - Oct 29, 2014
I think it is good. - Jul 8, 2014
Miniscule. There's not even a Hash House Harriers. - Apr 28, 2012
There is a small expat community even though there is a large American embassy. - Jul 15, 2011
Several hundred, but mostly Americans. Our embassy has famously been referred to as a battleship in a duck pond. - May 21, 2010
Medium to medium large?? You don't see a lot of foreigners outside the embassy, altough there are a lot of Asians (Chinese and Koreans) here with clothing factories and other businesses. Some Europeans here on diplomatic missions. Lots of Salvadorans that are descendants of Europeans and Middle Easterners that you think are foreigners but are not. - Feb 28, 2009