Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,993,465
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$983,898
  • Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 81% of cities in Latin America (9 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 70% of cities in the World (167 out of 239)

List of prices in Santiago, Chile. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$8,677
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,601
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,957
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$823
12 eggs, large CH$2,064
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,065
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,517
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,053
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$810
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$852
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,542
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,474
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$452
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$776,268
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$506,472
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$61,221
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$508,907
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$321,767
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$41,494
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$16,995
40” flat screen tv CH$217,597
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$62,879
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,438
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$4,615
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$35,924
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$23,084
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$43,057
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$52,547
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$12,468,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$851
Monthly ticket public transport CH$42,439
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$4,612
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,030
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,720
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$30,342
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,389
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,732
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,750
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,680
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,658
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$11,660
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$21,182
2 tickets to the movies CH$9,036
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$21,032
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$34,834
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$5,268
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,019
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,268
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$324,626
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$142
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$34,918
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,010
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,186 prices entered by 474 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

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Santiago position in our World Ranking

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167th
out of 239
latin america
9th
out of 42

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