Cost of living in Calama, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Calama

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,265,194
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,076,642
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Calama
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$13,087
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$9,129
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,860
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$922
12 eggs, large CH$3,296
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,196
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$5,278
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,477
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$973
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$666
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$6,877
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,470
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$716
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$799,821
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$567,619
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$79,045
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$452,675
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$376,459
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$46,301
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$16,692
40” flat screen tv CH$225,215
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$53,988
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,762
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$10,000
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$29,728
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$19,565
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$42,154
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$50,000
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$12,133,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,196
Monthly ticket public transport CH$35,571
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
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$3,142
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,320
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,516
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$5,540
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$11,815
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,321
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 CH$30,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$7,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,761
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,760
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$300,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$32,385
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,897
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 70 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 07, 2024

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