Cost of living in Ovalle, Chile

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$3,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,200
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$700
12 eggs, large CH$2,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,000
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,400
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$800
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$600
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$700
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$5,000
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,300
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$500
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$203,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$50,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$100,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$50,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$13,000
40” flat screen TV CH$240,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$40,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$9,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$21,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$15,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$28,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$30,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$4,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$2,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$30,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$3,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,500
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,200
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,000
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,300
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$3,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$12,000
2 tickets to the movies CH$8,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$4,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$10,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$3,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$5,000
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CH$350,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$120
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$15,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$3,000
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 14, 2016.

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