Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,998,617
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$973,631
  • Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 89% of cities in Latin America (5 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 67% of cities in the World (134 out of 200)

List of prices in Santiago
Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$8,894
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,792
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,825
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$834
12 eggs, large CH$2,230
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,174
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,725
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,246
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$750
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$823
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,547
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,542
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$426
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$766,521
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$487,871
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$58,627
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$487,293
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$317,454
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$41,321
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$15,680
40” flat screen tv CH$219,482
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$67,023
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,314
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$4,432
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$38,169
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$21,351
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$46,520
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$55,238
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$13,604,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$795
Monthly ticket public transport CH$41,470
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$5,059
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,708
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$7,090
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$33,636
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,225
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,887
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,918
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,733
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,679
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$11,793
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$21,111
2 tickets to the movies CH$8,787
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$30,918
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$28,525
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,859
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,886
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,399
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$391,277
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$116
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$47,116
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,080
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,566 prices entered by 372 different people.
Latest price update: February 28, 2021

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Santiago position in our World Ranking

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134th
out of 200
latin america
5th
out of 36

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

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