Cost of living in Valparaiso, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Valparaiso

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,666,984
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$757,735
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Valparaiso, Chile. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$8,225
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,704
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,599
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$792
12 eggs, large CH$1,977
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$787
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,399
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$754
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$530
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$996
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$3,909
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,508
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$412
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$553,305
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$368,270
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$63,737
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$341,910
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$220,205
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$35,493
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$15,454
40” flat screen tv CH$210,502
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$64,142
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$5,811
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$2,725
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$30,441
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$18,530
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$37,065
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$55,108
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$10,602,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$850
Monthly ticket public transport CH$35,532
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$6,278
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,694
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,869
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$22,662
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$2,986
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,596
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,283
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,337
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,351
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$8,042
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$18,155
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,700
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$34,245
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$29,832
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$4,141
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,388
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,354
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$354,486
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$69
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$32,631
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,368
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 270 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2021

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