Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$1,977,578
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$977,306
  • Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 80% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 44)
  • Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 70% of cities in the World (181 out of 257)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$8,732
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$4,621
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$1,957
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$807
12 eggs, large CH$1,982
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,050
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$3,562
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,008
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$811
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$901
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$4,542
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,473
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$458
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$776,480
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$498,374
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$61,229
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$509,859
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$317,999
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$42,124
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$16,754
40” flat screen tv CH$220,805
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$62,025
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$7,439
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$4,571
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$36,232
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$22,823
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$45,674
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$54,606
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$12,537,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$855
Monthly ticket public transport CH$41,516
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$4,617
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,137
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$6,480
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$31,501
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,320
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$2,744
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$2,774
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,666
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,654
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$11,407
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$21,235
2 tickets to the movies CH$9,105
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$23,493
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$35,533
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$4,982
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,014
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,288
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$313,735
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$124
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$33,675
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$3,996
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,905 prices entered by 454 different people.
Latest price update: April 07, 2020

Santiago position in our World Ranking

the world
181st
out of 257
latin america
10th
out of 44

Cheapest and most expensive products in Santiago compared to other cities:

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