Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$5,734
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,837
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,352
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$754
12 eggs, large CH$2,135
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$973
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,897
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,037
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$815
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$891
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,216
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,435
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$482
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$729,152
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$465,642
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$136,983
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$506,774
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$316,472
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$84,465
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$25,230
40” flat screen TV CH$243,978
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$47,057
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,558
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$4,534
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$36,434
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$28,258
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$46,444
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$58,596
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$11,768,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$739
Monthly ticket public transport CH$37,529
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$3,657
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,830
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$5,589
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$31,150
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$4,142
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,345
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,716
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,673
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,372
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$7,527
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$19,171
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,816
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$40,297
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$36,123
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$3,980
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,004
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,530
iPod nano 16GB CH$151,853
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$77
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$35,497
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$3,124
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,110 prices entered by 223 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

Santiago position in our World Ranking

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130th
out of 217
latin america
12th
out of 30

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