Cost of Living in Santiago, Chile

Prices in Santiago

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Restaurants [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 CL$
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 CL$
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,800.00 CL$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1,500.00 CL$
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1,900.00 CL$
Cappuccino (regular) 1,464.49 CL$
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 778.27 CL$
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 652.82 CL$
Markets [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,802.62 CL$
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 746.50 CL$
Rice (white), (1 lb) 396.89 CL$
Eggs (12) 1,635.50 CL$
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2,743.59 CL$
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,821.79 CL$
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,751.04 CL$
Apples (1 lb) 396.06 CL$
Banana (1 lb) 327.19 CL$
Oranges (1 lb) 388.80 CL$
Tomato (1 lb) 405.37 CL$
Potato (1 lb) 346.33 CL$
Onion (1 lb) 348.29 CL$
Lettuce (1 head) 761.25 CL$
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 719.44 CL$
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3,500.00 CL$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 852.67 CL$
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1,327.86 CL$
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2,800.00 CL$
Transportation [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 700.00 CL$
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30,840.00 CL$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 CL$
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 CL$
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,800.00 CL$
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,019.50 CL$
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,500,000.00 CL$
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 76,266.29 CL$
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 148.89 CL$
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21,299.00 CL$
Sports And Leisure [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 23,995.24 CL$
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10,000.00 CL$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,050.00 CL$
Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 35,882.35 CL$
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 23,333.33 CL$
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 44,761.90 CL$
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52,812.50 CL$
Rent Per Month [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 307,468.75 CL$
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 277,142.86 CL$
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 566,086.96 CL$
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 497,222.22 CL$
Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 124,716.13 CL$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 82,063.67 CL$
Salaries And Financing [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 523,071.43 CL$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.94

These data are based on 1703 entries in the past 18 months from 142 different contributors.

Last update: October, 2015

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5 Comments so far
#Jorge Ojeda on Dec 13, 2014 :
Good information.
I'd like to say Chile has a very big salary inequality, top 1 among OECD countries:
In IT area you can find (for the same position, i.e SW Developer) annual salaries between USD 14.000 and 34.000 (> 5 years experience).

Greetings, Saludos
Jorge Ojeda
#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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