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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 55.07
Rent Index: 18.95
Groceries Index: 50.34
Restaurants Index: 45.94
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 37.45
Local Purchasing Power: 52.59

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,500.00 CL$
3,000.00
5,000.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 CL$
15,000.00
30,000.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 3,500.00 CL$
3,400.00
4,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1,000.00 CL$
700.00
1,800.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1,500.00 CL$
1,000.00
2,200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,371.25 CL$
1,100.00
1,600.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 641.93 CL$
500.00
800.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 528.19 CL$
400.00
650.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 680.88 CL$
600.00
750.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 564.11 CL$
500.00
700.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 788.70 CL$
680.00
950.00
Eggs (12) 1,526.36 CL$
1,300.00
1,800.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 6,085.84 CL$
5,000.00
7,000.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 3,465.81 CL$
2,500.00
4,000.00
Apples (1kg) 703.55 CL$
600.00
800.00
Oranges (1kg) 743.33 CL$
600.00
900.00
Tomato (1kg) 766.48 CL$
650.00
900.00
Potato (1kg) 592.92 CL$
400.00
800.00
Lettuce (1 head) 576.61 CL$
408.86
700.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 641.50 CL$
500.00
800.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3,500.00 CL$
2,920.45
4,700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 721.53 CL$
600.00
916.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1,087.50 CL$
900.00
1,500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2,500.00 CL$
2,400.00
2,800.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 650.00 CL$
620.00
700.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 28,000.00 CL$
24,500.00
35,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 250.00 CL$
250.00
292.04
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 CL$
600.00
1,200.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,000.00 CL$
7,200.00
12,000.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 841.54 CL$
790.00
900.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,000,000.00 CL$
7,000,000.00
10,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 77,789.63 CL$
56,666.67
113,333.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 135.00 CL$
100.00
180.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20,583.92 CL$
15,000.00
29,204.50
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26,913.35 CL$
20,000.00
35,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9,222.22 CL$
7,000.00
12,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 CL$
3,500.00
5,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 28,491.24 CL$
20,000.00
35,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 22,656.04 CL$
15,000.00
30,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 37,727.84 CL$
30,000.00
45,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 45,787.72 CL$
39,000.00
60,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 255,588.04 CL$
200,000.00
350,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 244,401.21 CL$
180,000.00
350,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 490,446.66 CL$
350,000.00
600,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 478,106.04 CL$
350,000.00
700,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,081,250.00 CL$
800,000.00
1,500,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 885,714.29 CL$
500,000.00
1,000,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 494,705.88 CL$
350,000.00
600,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.24
4.50
6.00

These data are based on 2105 entries in the past 18 months from 180 different contributors.

Last update: October, 2014

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4 Comments so far

#Emily on May 15, 2014 :
Echoing everyone else here- education and health are both very expensive. Minimum wage (something like 210,000 CLP per month for 45 hours a week) is disproportionately low to the cost of living.
#Christian Korn on Jan 15, 2014 :
As of 15/1/14
A one way ticket in bus is 600 clp and in metro is 620, allowing the combination of both in a same trip for the same price.
#iconoclast on Jan 09, 2014 :
This information is very good, however it has some loopholes to imrpove:

1.- the apartment pricess are too low. If you compare to European standards ( looking for similar neighbours and quality buildings) the rent will be higher ( and growing). Top neighbours 120 m2 apartment may well rich 3.000€

2.- as others pointed out, you need to add Education costs ( top private schools are more than 750€ / month)and Health ( similar amount for a standard family)

3.- Restaurants are becoming more expensive, now it's hard to find an acceptable meal for 5€, more like 7 - 8€ for the basic, and 40€ for a mid-range for 2

Hope this helps.
#Carlos Saavedra on Jan 08, 2014 :
This survey, good as it is, misses some items which may not have been considered due to local particularities. In the case of Chile, education and health are both almost completly privatized. A middle class family would spend on average CL$ 120.000 montly per child on education.

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