Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,991,931
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$977,182
  • Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 84% of cities in Latin America (7 out of 38)
  • Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 69% of cities in the World (148 out of 216)

List of prices in Santiago, Chile. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$8,669
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,708
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,000
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$830
12 eggs, large CH$2,151
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,102
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,687
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,142
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$796
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$829
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,482
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,545
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$455
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$771,869
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$493,460
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$62,323
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$509,175
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$320,021
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$43,493
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$16,804
40” flat screen tv CH$212,543
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$67,297
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,381
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$3,974
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$35,647
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$20,874
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$43,920
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$52,949
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$12,638,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$837
Monthly ticket public transport CH$42,074
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$5,766
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,050
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,654
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$31,037
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,268
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,648
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,848
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,557
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,592
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$10,845
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$20,243
2 tickets to the movies CH$9,024
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$20,334
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$31,832
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,767
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,133
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,259
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$406,409
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$131
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$36,865
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,953
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,147 prices entered by 440 different people.
Latest price update: October 25, 2020

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Santiago position in our World Ranking

the world
148th
out of 216
latin america
7th
out of 38

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

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3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
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4th

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