Cost of living in Chile

Summary of cost of living in Chile

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,246,626
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,064,572
  • Cost of living in Chile is cheaper than in 50% of countries in Latin America (7 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Chile is cheaper than in 69% of countries in the World (55 out of 80)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$11,625
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$6,165
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,466
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$918
12 eggs, large CH$2,416
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,322
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$4,571
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,409
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$941
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,096
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$6,035
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,803
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$574
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$825,539
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$509,285
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$65,263
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$541,107
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$348,147
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$44,601
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$16,710
40” flat screen tv CH$265,425
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$73,607
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,025
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$6,987
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$42,157
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$26,876
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$56,389
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$63,585
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$14,309,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,105
Monthly ticket public transport CH$39,863
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,381
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,675
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$38,245
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,501
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$3,595
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,881
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,884
Tube of toothpaste CH$2,026
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$11,934
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$22,532
2 tickets to the movies CH$9,566
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$22,667
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$40,099
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$7,253
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,489
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,838
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$490,848
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$119
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$39,042
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,299

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Map of Cost of Living in Chile

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This map shows only the top cities in Chile. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Chile

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Santiago 98
2nd Punta Arenas 93
3rd La Serena 81
4th Puerto Montt 81
5th Valparaiso 75

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Prices recently added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in La Serena costs CH$1,330 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Antofagasta costs CH$24,000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Valparaiso costs CH$450,000 (2 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Santiago costs CH$14,990 (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Valparaiso costs CH$1,100 (3 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Valparaiso costs CH$1,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Valparaiso costs CH$10,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Valparaiso costs CH$500 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Valparaiso costs CH$1,000 (3 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Valparaiso costs CH$5,000 (3 days ago)

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