Cost of living in Calama, Chile

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List of prices in Calama, Chile. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$5,500
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$7,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,000
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$828
12 eggs, large CH$2,200
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,800
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$5,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$700
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$652
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,000
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$274
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$625,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen tv -
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$45,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$12,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
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) -
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 -
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.) -
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$2,300
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 34 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2020

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