At the moment of writing this article, Chile ranks 3rd out of 9 countries in South America in the Cost of Living Index by Country (and 54th out of 115 countries worldwide), behind Uruguay (1st) and Argentina (2nd), and followed by Brazil (4th), Ecuador (5th), Peru (6th), Bolivia (7th), Venezuela (8th) and Colombia (9th).

Santiago, its capital, sits on 312st place out of 525 cities in the world in the “Cost of Living Index” made by NUMBEO and which is constantly updated.

According to the index, a four-person family living in Santiago costs CLP$1,454,207.90 without rent, and a single person monthly costs equals to CLP$413,225.16 without rent.

Compared with the rest of South America’s capitals, Santiago takes the 4th place, after Montevideo (Uruguay), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Brasilia (Brazil).

Some price examples (Chile):

  • McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal): CLP$4,000.
  • Coke/Pepsi at restaurant (0.33 liter bottle): CLP$814.33
  • Water at restaurant (0.33 liter bottle): CLP$630.67
  • Water (1.5 liter bottle): CLP$900.17
  • Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range): CLP$3,500.00
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): CLP$949.56
  • Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro): CLP$3,400.00
  • Eggs (regular) (12): CLP$1,720.78
  • Banana (1kg): CLP$769.82
  • Gasoline (1 liter): CLP$751.56
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre: CLP$291,006.90
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre: CLP$227,859.97.

See the rest of the prices for Chile: Cost of Living in Chile

You can also find an estimate for the following Chilean cities:

  1. Iquique
  2. Antofagasta
  3. La Serena
  4. Valparaíso
  5. Viña del Mar
  6. Santiago
  7. Temuco
  8. Valdivia
  9. Puerto Montt
  10. Punta Arenas


Source: Cost of Living Index – Numbeo

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