Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,979,113
Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$977,397
Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 82% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 51)
Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 68% of cities in the World (207 out of 304)

List of prices in Santiago, Chile. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$7,611
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$4,523
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,045
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$799
12 eggs, large CH$1,966
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,022
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,514
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$964
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$817
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$930
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,229
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,407
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$466
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$770,685
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$499,182
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$69,902
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$558,599
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$338,650
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$44,606
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$17,991
40” flat screen TV CH$211,973
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$56,261
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,839
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$6,709
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$33,630
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$22,991
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$45,600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$56,740
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$13,169,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$829
Monthly ticket public transport CH$40,301
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$5,508
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,910
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$5,821
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$31,626
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$4,653
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,933
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,837
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,818
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,708
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$11,490
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$22,537
2 tickets to the movies CH$8,998
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$25,043
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$37,200
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,424
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,836
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,657
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB CH$296,086
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$116
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$31,835
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$3,989
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,355 prices entered by 404 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

Santiago position in our World Ranking

the world
207th
out of 304
latin america
10th
out of 51

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

the world
3rd
the world
3rd
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd

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