Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,041,018
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$993,404
  • Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 86% of cities in Latin America (6 out of 37)
  • Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 70% of cities in the World (139 out of 198)
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List of prices in Santiago
Current as of Sep 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$9,754
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$5,011
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,801
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$844
12 eggs, large CH$2,232
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,194
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,935
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,298
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$754
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,034
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$5,108
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,606
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$448
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$780,237
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$499,646
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$54,865
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$495,284
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$324,447
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$37,720
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$14,180
40” flat screen tv CH$242,732
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$64,091
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,641
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$5,498
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$37,398
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$23,541
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$51,812
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$59,223
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$14,794,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$830
Monthly ticket public transport CH$41,533
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$5,101
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,809
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,985
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$31,668
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,762
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,952
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,066
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,669
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,702
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$12,325
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$23,305
2 tickets to the movies CH$9,509
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$33,195
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$29,737
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,610
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,173
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,486
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$431,783
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$76
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$40,945
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,319
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,224 prices entered by 475 different people.
Latest price update: September 17, 2021

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Santiago position in our World Ranking

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139th
out of 198
latin america
6th
out of 37

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