Cost of living in Santiago, Chile

Summary of cost of living in Santiago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CH$2,348,985
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CH$1,143,047
  • Cost of living in Santiago is more expensive than in 62% of cities in Latin America (14 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Santiago is cheaper than in 73% of cities in the World (196 out of 269)
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List of prices in Santiago
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CH$12,331
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CH$5,886
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CH$2,426
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CH$893
12 eggs, large CH$2,344
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CH$1,399
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CH$4,457
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CH$1,538
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CH$973
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CH$1,135
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CH$5,514
2 liters of coca-cola CH$1,727
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CH$642
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CH$892,621
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CH$582,769
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CH$59,529
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CH$553,330
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CH$358,450
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CH$40,892
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CH$17,644
40” flat screen tv CH$270,090
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CH$71,269
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CH$8,133
Hourly rate for cleaning help CH$7,745
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CH$42,689
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CH$25,944
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CH$60,419
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CH$64,510
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CH$15,109,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CH$1,051
Monthly ticket public transport CH$41,168
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) CH$5,449
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CH$3,685
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CH$7,485
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CH$34,810
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CH$4,367
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CH$3,414
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CH$3,692
4 rolls of toilet paper CH$1,934
Tube of toothpaste CH$1,942
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CH$14,006
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CH$25,397
2 tickets to the movies CH$10,426
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CH$24,558
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CH$40,481
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CH$6,722
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CH$3,391
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CH$2,846
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CH$591,398
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) CH$129
1 month of gym membership in business district CH$38,802
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CH$4,309
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,472 prices entered by 465 different people.
Latest price update: July 01, 2022

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