Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$5,439
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,739
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,232
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$759
12 eggs, large CH$2,097
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$952
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,797
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$949
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$679
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$937
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,820
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,479
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$405
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$695,587
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$477,944
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$108,254
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$501,844
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$296,957
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$76,492
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$18,582
40” flat screen TV CH$258,537
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$43,952
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,788
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$4,242
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$36,558
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$26,749
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$47,013
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$59,663
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$12,085,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$748
Monthly ticket public transport CH$36,617
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$4,236
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,166
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,635
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$30,853
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$4,317
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,481
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,068
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,647
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,354
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$7,478
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$20,487
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,951
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$17,449
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$33,223
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$4,160
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,135
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,685
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CH$361,839
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$72
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$34,187
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$3,201
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,537 prices entered by 326 different people.
Latest price update: November 19, 2017.

Santiago position in our World Ranking

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204th
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latin america
13th
out of 54

Cheapest and most expensive products in Santiago compared to other cities:

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