Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,443,142
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,185,693
  • Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 68% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 28)
  • Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 73% of cities in the World (165 out of 227)
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List of prices in Santiago
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$12,609
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$6,286
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,583
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$930
12 eggs, large CH$2,546
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,360
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$5,043
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,455
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$1,014
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,137
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$6,118
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,786
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$621
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$935,632
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$584,706
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$72,497
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$609,521
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$372,306
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$52,598
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$16,717
40” flat screen tv CH$254,555
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$80,391
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,442
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$10,162
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$44,179
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$25,096
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$58,712
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$69,897
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$14,896,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,131
Monthly ticket public transport CH$42,521
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$6,323
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,961
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$7,177
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$34,259
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,723
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$3,517
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,694
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,899
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,891
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$14,671
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$23,765
2 tickets to the movies CH$10,502
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$23,741
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$40,671
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$6,754
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,632
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$3,049
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$665,341
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$149
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$40,127
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,353
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,388 prices entered by 445 different people.
Latest price update: October 05, 2022

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