Cost of living in Chile

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$5,634
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,831
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,424
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$778
12 eggs, large CH$2,068
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$931
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,518
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$890
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$644
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$981
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,721
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,416
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$454
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$694,776
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$455,002
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$94,118
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$483,435
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$318,802
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$64,016
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$16,896
40” flat screen TV CH$253,936
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$45,735
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,819
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$4,085
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$37,156
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$25,096
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$44,900
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$56,463
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$13,328,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$764
Monthly ticket public transport CH$35,627
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,193
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,415
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$30,764
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$4,678
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,573
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,706
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,757
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,548
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$7,765
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$24,015
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,979
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$27,699
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$32,796
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$4,382
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,180
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,786
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CH$347,009
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$98
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$31,109
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$3,404

Map of Cost of Living in Chile

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This map shows only the top cities in Chile. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Chile

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Santiago 115
2nd Valparaiso 95
3rd Ovalle 86

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Chile? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Chile of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Santiago costs CH$18,000,000 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Punta Arenas costs CH$70 (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Punta Arenas costs CH$9,000 (1 day ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Punta Arenas costs CH$30,000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Punta Arenas costs CH$400,000 (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Santiago costs CH$1,000 (3 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Santiago costs CH$1,500 (3 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Santiago costs CH$8,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Santiago costs CH$8,000 (3 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Santiago costs CH$700 (3 days ago)