Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,981,256
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$982,834
  • Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 72% of cities in Latin America (14 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 72% of cities in the World (193 out of 267)

List of prices in Santiago
Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$8,525
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,568
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,970
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$805
12 eggs, large CH$1,997
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,036
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,512
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$973
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$807
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$895
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,433
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,455
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$458
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$782,594
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$501,828
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$65,277
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$534,997
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$323,544
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$44,156
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$17,223
40” flat screen tv CH$224,015
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$60,386
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,645
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$4,732
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$35,272
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$22,513
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$45,066
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$56,158
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$12,312,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$853
Monthly ticket public transport CH$41,377
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$4,783
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,169
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,549
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$31,338
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,706
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,779
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,782
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,675
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,670
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$11,579
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$21,259
2 tickets to the movies CH$9,328
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$23,437
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$36,150
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$4,927
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,047
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,275
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$303,060
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$124
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$33,649
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,979
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,006 prices entered by 449 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2020

Santiago position in our World Ranking

the world
193rd
out of 267
latin america
14th
out of 47

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

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5th
latin america
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd

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