Cost of living in La Serena, Chile

Summary of cost of living in La Serena

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,787,329
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$794,134
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in La Serena
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$7,567
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$5,038
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,039
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$816
12 eggs, large CH$2,295
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,080
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,779
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,174
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$865
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,010
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,618
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,748
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$354
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$573,154
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$351,578
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$49,663
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$386,143
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$299,777
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$37,641
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$20,346
40” flat screen tv CH$249,756
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$57,123
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$6,692
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$3,756
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$29,765
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$19,198
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$43,879
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$55,305
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$13,803,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$854
Monthly ticket public transport CH$35,483
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$8,812
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$4,748
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$5,291
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$34,831
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$5,961
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,758
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,873
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,424
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,701
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$8,089
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$18,757
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,902
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$31,498
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$30,646
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,199
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,511
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$1,647
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$433,148
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$104
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$32,491
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,463
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 348 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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