Cost of living in Iquique, Chile

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$3,803
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,046
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,570
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$743
12 eggs, large CH$1,729
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$863
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,988
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$997
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$788
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,145
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$3,438
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,039
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$482
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 CH$433,813
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$127,984
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$422,425
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$309,552
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$194,151
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$28,844
40” flat screen TV CH$463,309
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$55,216
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,700
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$2,469
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$22,378
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$70,688
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$45,086
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$69,962
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$809
Monthly ticket public transport CH$27,150
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$4,659
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$4,100
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$7,500
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$19,425
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$5,750
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,598
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,924
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,353
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,282
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$6,109
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$21,974
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,177
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$10,004
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$31,823
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$4,899
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,704
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$1,874
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$102
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$30,967
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$2,806
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 146 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2017.

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