Cost of living in Calama, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Calama

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,110,272
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,043,614
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Calama, Chile. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$6,711
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$6,051
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,195
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$863
12 eggs, large CH$2,101
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,420
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$4,051
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,317
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$699
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$800
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$5,000
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,247
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$570
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$744,236
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$624,658
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$100,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$450,107
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$450,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$60,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$30,000
40” flat screen tv CH$280,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$62,286
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,555
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$10,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$29,596
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$25,000
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$21,366
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$11,750,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$832
Monthly ticket public transport CH$35,400
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$25,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,500
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,600
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,200
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,256
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$5,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$14,000
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,500
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,500
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,500
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$330
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$35,000
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,250
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 38 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2021

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