Cost of living in Valdivia, Chile

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$3,750
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) CH$3,666
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,698
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$725
12 eggs, large CH$1,744
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$950
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$2,354
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$591
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$630
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$858
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,000
2 liters of Coca-Cola CH$936
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$327
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area CH$441,667
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area CH$285,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$90,131
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area CH$287,143
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area CH$182,156
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio CH$39,694
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) CH$21,724
40” flat screen TV CH$177,423
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$47,072
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$5,964
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$2,486
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) CH$27,167
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) CH$25,414
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$45,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$51,500
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$11,497,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$846
Monthly ticket public transport CH$27,333
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$6,407
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$4,488
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$5,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) CH$22,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) CH$3,333
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,688
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,667
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,312
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,285
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$4,710
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$15,167
2 tickets to the movies CH$6,833
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$7,609
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$28,667
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$4,125
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,745
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$136
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$22,400
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes CH$2,219
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 42 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2018.

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