Cost of living in Punta Arenas, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Punta Arenas

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,397,557
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,330,743
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Punta Arenas, Chile. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$9,291
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,919
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,773
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$877
12 eggs, large CH$2,482
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,676
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$4,188
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,559
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$1,028
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,133
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,733
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,868
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$477
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$1,451,550
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$481,648
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$90,869
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$483,304
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$347,819
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$73,119
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$20,178
40” flat screen tv CH$245,650
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$53,824
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$9,423
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$5,594
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$37,889
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$24,502
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$45,907
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$57,005
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$10,767,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$885
Monthly ticket public transport CH$38,951
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$7,365
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$5,960
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$9,170
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$32,163
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,591
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$3,246
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,952
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$2,152
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,832
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$12,560
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$19,188
2 tickets to the movies CH$7,687
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$29,428
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$30,650
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,050
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$2,600
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,570
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$322,567
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$89
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$44,439
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,745
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 281 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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