Cost of living in Antofagasta, Chile

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$5,382
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,672
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,996
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$738
12 eggs, large CH$1,871
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$904
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,043
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$941
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$729
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$865
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,067
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,380
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$622
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$699,784
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$520,106
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$85,710
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$600,935
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$420,304
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$69,836
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$20,673
40” flat screen TV CH$303,064
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$43,968
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,569
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$3,552
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$34,065
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$32,006
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$49,046
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$48,590
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$8,553,580
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$781
Monthly ticket public transport CH$35,436
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$7,891
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,223
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$5,448
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$32,417
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$3,859
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,033
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,695
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,798
Tube of toothpaste CH$2,025
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$6,500
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$20,468
2 tickets to the movies CH$8,473
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$26,453
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$28,851
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$6,165
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,297
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,714
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CH$550,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$213
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$38,017
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$2,520
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 212 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2018.

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