- Cost of Living
- Chile
- Egypt
- Santiago
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Santiago, Chile**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 59% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Santiago (Chile) is 59% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | CH$2,596 (E£ 74) | E£ 72 | + 3% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | CH$2,432 (E£ 70) | E£ 72 | - 3% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | CH$2,579 (E£ 74) | E£ 37 | + 98% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | CH$372 (E£ 11) | E£ 14 | - 21% | |

12 eggs, large | CH$2,168 (E£ 62) | E£ 20 | + 208% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | CH$957 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 95% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | CH$3,469 (E£ 99) | E£ 29 | + 243% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | CH$861 (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 17% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | CH$675 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.86 | + 230% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | CH$365 (E£ 10) | E£ 19 | - 46% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | CH$4,875 (E£ 139) | E£ 92 | + 51% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | CH$1,467 (E£ 42) | E£ 11 | + 271% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | CH$651 (E£ 19) | E£ 10 | + 80% | |

Housing | + 104% | |||

Housing in Santiago (Chile) is 104% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | CH$259,812 (E£ 7,434) | E£ 5,401 | + 38% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | CH$472,832 (E£ 13,529) | E£ 3,866 | + 250% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | CH$97,386 (E£ 2,787) | E£ 898 | + 210% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | CH$512,435 (E£ 14,663) | E£ 3,625 | + 304% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | CH$319,721 (E£ 9,148) | E£ 2,335 | + 292% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | CH$69,636 (E£ 1,993) | E£ 736 | + 171% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | CH$12,989 (E£ 372) | E£ 365 | + 2% | |

40” flat screen TV | CH$265,706 (E£ 7,603) | E£ 6,508 | + 17% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | CH$46,617 (E£ 1,334) | E£ 1,877 | - 29% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | CH$8,235 (E£ 236) | E£ 67 | + 250% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | CH$4,278 (E£ 122) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 12% | |||

Clothes in Santiago (Chile) is 12% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | CH$38,820 (E£ 1,111) | E£ 740 | + 50% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | CH$24,793 (E£ 709) | E£ 681 | + 4% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | CH$45,047 (E£ 1,289) | E£ 1,691 | - 24% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | CH$54,402 (E£ 1,557) | E£ 777 | + 100% | |

Transportation | + 69% | |||

Transportation in Santiago (Chile) is 69% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | CH$12,691,700 (E£ 363,154) | E£ 453,039 | - 20% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | CH$529 (E£ 15) | E£ 3.88 | + 290% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | CH$23,382 (E£ 669) | E£ 182 | + 267% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | CH$6,816 (E£ 195) | E£ 126 | + 54% | |

Personal Care | + 242% | |||

Personal Care in Santiago (Chile) is 242% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | CH$3,102 (E£ 89) | E£ 33 | + 171% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | CH$7,399 (E£ 212) | E£ 72 | + 192% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | CH$32,304 (E£ 924) | E£ 200 | + 362% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | CH$4,951 (E£ 142) | E£ 40 | + 253% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | CH$2,398 (E£ 69) | E£ 21 | + 227% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | CH$2,723 (E£ 78) | E£ 26 | + 203% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | CH$1,924 (E£ 55) | E£ 20 | + 178% | |

Tube of toothpaste | CH$1,481 (E£ 42) | E£ 15 | + 189% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | CH$7,600 (E£ 217) | E£ 46 | + 372% | |

Entertainment | + 111% | |||

Entertainment in Santiago (Chile) is 111% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | CH$24,561 (E£ 703) | E£ 153 | + 359% | |

2 tickets to the movies | CH$8,072 (E£ 231) | E£ 99 | + 134% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | CH$27,620 (E£ 790) | E£ 520 | + 52% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | CH$16,108 (E£ 461) | E£ 249 | + 85% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | CH$4,405 (E£ 126) | E£ 52 | + 142% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | CH$2,149 (E£ 61) | E£ 25 | + 144% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | CH$751 (E£ 21) | E£ 19 | + 10% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | CH$330,892 (E£ 9,468) | E£ 11,487 | - 18% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | CH$157 (E£ 4.50) | E£ 0.23 | + 1884% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | CH$30,996 (E£ 887) | E£ 416 | + 113% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | CH$1,223 (E£ 35) | E£ 28 | + 25% | |

TOTAL | + 84% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 2,458 prices entered by 338 different people.

These prices were last updated on May 27, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.02861
EGP
/
CLP

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#
Cost of living in
**Santiago (Chile)**
is
**84% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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