Cost of living in Chile

Summary of cost of living in Chile

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,468,572
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,182,728
  • Cost of living in Chile is more expensive than in 63% of countries in Latin America (7 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Chile is cheaper than in 60% of countries in the World (45 out of 75)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$14,116
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$6,884
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,795
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$1,043
12 eggs, large CH$2,927
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,375
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$5,663
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,482
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$1,088
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,093
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$6,845
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,916
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$675
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$932,196
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$568,286
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$69,555
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$594,380
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$394,351
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$46,395
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$16,212
40” flat screen tv CH$241,024
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$75,873
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,699
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$7,992
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$43,921
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$27,062
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$64,170
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$71,222
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$14,540,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,271
Monthly ticket public transport CH$41,980
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,609
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$8,237
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$40,294
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,290
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$3,724
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,805
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,709
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,911
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$14,717
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$25,242
2 tickets to the movies CH$9,906
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$22,888
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$44,551
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$8,723
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,808
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,986
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$573,521
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$110
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$42,645
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,665

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Map of Cost of Living in Chile


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.

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