Cost of living in Punta Arenas, Chile

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$4,618
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,940
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,202
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$773
12 eggs, large CH$3,217
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,350
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,720
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,070
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$1,093
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$792
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$5,115
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,498
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$538
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$553,961
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$836,719
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$87,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$445,734
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$234,510
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$95,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$29,652
40” flat screen TV CH$287,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$41,250
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$6,493
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$1,458
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$34,874
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$20,297
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$38,498
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$52,576
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$8,299,220
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$780
Monthly ticket public transport CH$59,047
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$9,080
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$5,500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$8,500
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$35,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$4,495
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,992
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,445
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$2,245
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,995
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$7,500
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$18,333
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,400
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$15,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$40,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$6,500
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,050
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$210
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$31,667
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$2,850
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 99 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: November 19, 2017.

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