Cost of living in Santiago, Chile, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago, Chile

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,631,700
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,265,357
  • Cost of living in Santiago, Chile is more expensive than in 71% of cities in Latin America (11 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Santiago, Chile is cheaper than in 71% of cities in the World (138 out of 195)
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List of prices in Santiago, Chile
Current as of Sep 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$14,444
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$7,154
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,717
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$1,115
12 eggs, large CH$3,121
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,489
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$6,013
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,436
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$1,147
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$6,779
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,907
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$649
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$980,050
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$634,177
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$69,274
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$625,080
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$395,431
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$46,154
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$15,549
40” flat screen tv CH$235,519
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$73,812
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,739
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$10,990
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$40,248
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$27,529
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$68,802
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$74,914
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$15,177,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,277
Monthly ticket public transport CH$42,578
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$10,610
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,449
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$9,586
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$31,544
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,238
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$3,902
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,737
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$2,012
Tube of toothpaste CH$2,206
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$19,286
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$28,221
2 tickets to the movies CH$10,858
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$22,465
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$45,647
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$9,659
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$4,512
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$3,085
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$554,980
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$148
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$65,546
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,365
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,780 prices entered by 369 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2023

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