Cost of living in La Serena, Chile

Summary of cost of living in La Serena

Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,805,568
Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$801,954
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List of prices in La Serena, Chile. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$5,319
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,812
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,501
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$747
12 eggs, large CH$1,875
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$932
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,463
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$926
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$754
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$851
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$5,288
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,185
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$408
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$591,016
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$352,691
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$61,171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$387,199
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$281,147
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$34,169
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$24,836
40” flat screen TV CH$257,158
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$53,217
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$6,326
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$2,822
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$32,914
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$30,129
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$47,667
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$55,060
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$14,177,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$826
Monthly ticket public transport CH$32,465
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$8,993
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$6,477
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$5,487
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$33,334
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$5,763
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,892
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,198
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,454
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,569
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$5,949
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$22,391
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,240
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 CH$34,759
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,053
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,192
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$1,916
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CH$470,722
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$154
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$30,023
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$3,366
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 179 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2019

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