Travel budget in Chile

Chile: calculate your travel budget

Chile: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Chile for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1170* (848064 CLP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 6.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2769* (2007054 CLP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 159 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4885* (3541146 CLP)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Chile in 2023

Cost of living: Chile VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Chile in 2023 is 29% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Chile by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Chile compared to the national average.

Cities /Chile View Details
San Antonio 67% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Antonio
Puerto Natales 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Puerto Natales
Punta Arenas 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Arenas
La Serena 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in La Serena
Linares 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Linares
Iquique 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Iquique
Valparaiso 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Valparaiso
Santiago 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Santiago

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Local prices in Chile by expense type

Chile: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Chile costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.6/person
($ 5.5 to $ 17)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 18 to $ 42)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.1/person
($ 6.8 to $ 9.6)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.1 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 6.1)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 4.2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 4.8)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Chile: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Chile costs 35% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 48 to $ 63)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 63 to $ 103)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 121/night
($ 83 to $ 185)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 196/night
($ 152 to $ 263)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 567/night
($ 507 to $ 621)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 63/month
($ 49 to $ 84)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 95/month
($ 71 to $ 136)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 162/month
($ 107 to $ 273)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 88/month
($ 70 to $ 110)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 230/month
($ 164 to $ 316)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Chile: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Chile costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1 to $ 3.5)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.3/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 4.9)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 11)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Chile: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Chile costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 23/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 53)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Chile: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Chile costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.8/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 11)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 11 to $ 35)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Chile: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Chile costs 17% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.1/pack
($ 5.5 to $ 7)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 58
($ 28 to $ 83)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 17 to $ 48)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Santiago
London → Santiago
London → Santiago
$ 1125
(fair price: $ 964)
New York City → Santiago
New York City → Santiago
New York City → Santiago
$ 830
(fair price: $ 648)
Sydney → Santiago
Sydney → Santiago
Sydney → Santiago
$ 2113
(fair price: $ 1586)
Los Angeles → Santiago
Los Angeles  → Santiago
Los Angeles  → Santiago
$ 880
(fair price: $ 704)
Melbourne → Santiago
Melbourne → Santiago
Melbourne → Santiago
$ 2087
(fair price: $ 1561)
Auckland → Santiago
Auckland → Santiago
Auckland → Santiago
$ 2050
(fair price: $ 1425)


About the information on the cost of living in Chile

The information about the cost of living in Chile shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Chile updated on 30-01-2023.

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