Cost of living in Chile

Summary of cost of living in Chile

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,636,159
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,242,899
  • Cost of living in Chile is cheaper than in 46% of countries in Latin America (6 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Chile is cheaper than in 70% of countries in the World (42 out of 60)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$15,747
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$7,591
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,655
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$1,180
12 eggs, large CH$3,644
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,714
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$5,596
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,598
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$1,609
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,232
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$6,529
2 liters of coca-cola CH$2,104
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$731
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$947,856
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$605,545
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$69,491
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$615,728
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$388,410
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$47,977
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$17,040
40” flat screen tv CH$243,809
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$85,332
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$9,084
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$11,851
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$43,738
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$25,566
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$68,044
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$76,783
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$15,580,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,307
Monthly ticket public transport CH$42,643
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,206
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$11,268
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$39,792
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$6,735
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$4,032
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$4,170
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$2,248
Tube of toothpaste CH$2,476
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$16,488
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$28,848
2 tickets to the movies CH$11,463
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$29,400
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$45,251
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$8,512
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$4,223
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$3,489
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$522,516
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$146
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$51,707
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,772

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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:
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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, Chile 85
2nd Antofagasta 84
3rd Osorno 64

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.

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Prices recently added

  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Antofagasta costs CH$8,000 (8 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Antofagasta costs CH$2,000 (8 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Antofagasta costs CH$60,000 (8 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Antofagasta costs CH$590 (8 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 2 liters in Antofagasta costs CH$3,000 (8 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Antofagasta costs CH$400,000 (8 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Antofagasta costs CH$2,000 (8 days ago)
  • 1 kg of bread in Antofagasta costs CH$723 (8 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Antofagasta costs CH$2,190 (8 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Antofagasta costs CH$1,250 (8 days ago)

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