Cost of living in La Serena, Chile

Summary of cost of living in La Serena

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,188,901
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$964,661
  • 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 La Serena
Current as of Sep 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$16,863
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$7,673
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,554
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$1,088
12 eggs, large CH$2,704
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,171
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$4,393
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,436
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$1,214
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,113
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$6,219
2 liters of coca-cola CH$2,029
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$548
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$685,448
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$426,092
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$54,519
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$485,212
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$342,941
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$43,412
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$20,348
40” flat screen tv CH$229,198
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$48,831
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$6,903
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$12,571
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$45,580
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$22,498
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$56,911
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$58,583
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$11,422,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,216
Monthly ticket public transport CH$43,972
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$11,208
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$2,830
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$7,014
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$40,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,069
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,696
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,438
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,380
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,640
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$8,938
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$22,848
2 tickets to the movies CH$9,228
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$33,960
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$33,828
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$6,805
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,106
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,654
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$431,856
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$91
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$35,675
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,026
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 215 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2023

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