Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$6,163
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,597
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,492
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$775
12 eggs, large CH$2,181
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$980
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$4,441
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$938
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$770
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$968
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$3,740
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,319
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$450
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$794,669
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$497,253
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$82,248
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$509,997
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$318,348
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$50,727
Internet 8MB (1 month) CH$24,130
40” flat screen TV CH$278,684
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$51,048
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,278
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$3,194
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$34,932
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$25,965
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$42,845
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$55,811
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$11,422,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$763
Monthly ticket public transport CH$41,494
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$5,678
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,975
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$3,342
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$33,247
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$4,944
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,545
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,418
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,801
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,570
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$7,501
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$22,158
2 tickets to the movies CH$11,212
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$35,065
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$37,473
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$4,152
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,133
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,327
iPod nano 16GB CH$113,624
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$125
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$35,726
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$2,952
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,861 prices entered by 197 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2016.

Santiago position in our World Ranking

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169th
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9th
out of 41

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