Cost of living in Arica, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Arica

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,887,328
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$844,993
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Arica
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$6,864
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,726
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,254
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$844
12 eggs, large CH$3,077
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$880
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$5,591
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,050
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$761
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$774
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$2,942
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,269
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$642
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$661,507
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$358,832
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$56,540
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$271,751
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$183,807
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$38,774
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$18,046
40” flat screen tv CH$186,780
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$106,505
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$6,741
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$2,733
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$32,487
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$31,916
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$35,367
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$51,193
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$945
Monthly ticket public transport CH$54,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,406
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$7,471
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$30,572
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$5,966
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,580
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,900
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,353
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$4,310
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$13,221
2 tickets to the movies CH$5,231
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$32,319
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,490
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,291
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$1,500
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$17,108
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,384
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 58 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 21, 2022

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