Cost of living in Temuco, Chile

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$4,097
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$2,769
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,481
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$741
12 eggs, large CH$1,656
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$941
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,251
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$841
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$612
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$740
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,414
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$1,301
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$448
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$508,687
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$304,037
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$67,935
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$225,786
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$132,107
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$25,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$21,441
40” flat screen TV CH$259,214
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$55,738
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$5,826
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$1,375
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$25,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$28,906
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$38,259
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$41,086
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$12,832,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$827
Monthly ticket public transport CH$26,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$800
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$2,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,500
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,500
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,482
Tube of toothpaste CH$874
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$3,217
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$17,905
2 tickets to the movies CH$8,434
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$20,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$25,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$3,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,391
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$3,500
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$116
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$30,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$2,674
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 29 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: July 31, 2017.

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