Cost of living in Valparaiso, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Valparaiso

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,808,709
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$819,671
  • Valparaiso is the cheapest city in Chile (4 out of 4)
  • Cost of living in Valparaiso is cheaper than in 69% of cities in Latin America (31 out of 45)
  • Cost of living in Valparaiso is cheaper than in 83% of cities in the World (225 out of 272)
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List of prices in Valparaiso
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$8,128
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$5,410
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,456
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$957
12 eggs, large CH$2,703
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,048
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$4,468
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,100
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$565
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$948
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$5,672
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,748
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$573
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$592,189
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$403,481
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$57,842
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$355,784
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$239,504
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$30,328
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$15,093
40” flat screen tv CH$229,714
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$58,138
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,766
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$4,197
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$36,067
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$26,474
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$49,518
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$60,137
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$12,088,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,043
Monthly ticket public transport CH$32,049
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$5,366
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,998
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$5,044
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$21,275
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,142
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$3,908
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,014
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,366
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,710
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$9,010
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$15,144
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,437
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$29,974
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$26,844
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,736
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,363
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,577
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$337,835
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$70
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$32,441
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,109
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 392 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: May 16, 2022

Valparaiso position in our World Ranking

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out of 272
latin america
out of 45
out of 4

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