Cost of living in La Serena, Chile

Summary of cost of living in La Serena

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,765,764
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$773,231
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in La Serena, Chile. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$8,118
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,684
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,466
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$805
12 eggs, large CH$2,009
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,123
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,723
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,063
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$600
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$864
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$6,169
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,538
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$470
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$534,830
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$352,442
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$52,969
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$394,680
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$292,231
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$34,169
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$22,174
40” flat screen tv CH$227,781
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$46,656
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$6,528
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$2,829
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$30,963
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$21,204
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$41,011
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$51,507
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$13,868,100
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$840
Monthly ticket public transport CH$35,713
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$7,724
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$4,721
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$8,444
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$33,965
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,602
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,604
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,796
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,593
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,481
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$7,191
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$22,771
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,280
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$32,308
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$33,935
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,318
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,252
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$1,803
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$412,956
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$127
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$30,695
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,164
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 162 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2021

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