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:

  • $ 54 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1139* (873460 CLP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 98 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 6.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2467* (1892310 CLP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 160 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4397* (3372670 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 2020

Cost of living: Chile VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Chile in 2020 is essentially the same as 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 80% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Antonio
Iquique 28% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Iquique
Arica 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arica
Antofagasta 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antofagasta
La Serena 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in La Serena
Linares 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Linares
Santiago 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Santiago
Valparaiso 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Valparaiso

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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 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.6/person
($ 4.5 to $ 12)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 14 to $ 38)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.9/person
($ 5.3 to $ 6.6)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.3 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 5.3)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.9)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 4.2)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 1 to $ 2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Chile: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Chile costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 57/night
($ 52 to $ 63)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 60 to $ 106)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 85 to $ 164)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 202/night
($ 161 to $ 260)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 401/night
($ 352 to $ 455)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 65/month
($ 49 to $ 89)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 94/month
($ 67 to $ 130)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 171/month
($ 125 to $ 248)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 85/month
($ 64 to $ 114)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 248/month
($ 175 to $ 341)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Chile: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Chile costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.9)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.6/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 14)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 6.2)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.6/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 10.5)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Chile: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Chile costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 55/month
($ 40 to $ 66)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.4
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 55/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 136)

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

Chile: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Chile costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 122/month
($ 85 to $ 198)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 36/month
($ 27 to $ 60)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 431/month
($ 369 to $ 553)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 363/month
($ 263 to $ 553)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 801/month
($ 592 to $ 1051)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 605/month
($ 461 to $ 1103)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 35/month
($ 18 to $ 60)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 345/month
($ 198 to $ 487)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6496/yr
($ 3939 to $ 9845)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Chile: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Chile costs 17% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.6/ticket
($ 5.3 to $ 7.9)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 14 to $ 27)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Chile: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Chile costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.3/pack
($ 4.5 to $ 6.6)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 27 to $ 72)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 30
($ 16 to $ 47)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 58
($ 40 to $ 79)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 77
($ 47 to $ 106)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Santiago
London → Santiago
London → Santiago
$ 1271
(fair price: $ 881)
New York City → Santiago
New York City → Santiago
New York City → Santiago
$ 1045
(fair price: $ 866)
Los Angeles → Santiago
Los Angeles  → Santiago
Los Angeles  → Santiago
$ 1005
(fair price: $ 841)
Sydney → Santiago
Sydney → Santiago
Sydney → Santiago
$ 1318
(fair price: $ 1164)
Melbourne → Santiago
Melbourne → Santiago
Melbourne → Santiago
$ 1419
(fair price: $ 1224)
Manchester → Santiago
Manchester → Santiago
Manchester → Santiago
$ 1127
(fair price: $ 941)
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
$ 938
(fair price: $ 831)
Dublin → Santiago
Dublin → Santiago
Dublin → Santiago
$ 1011
(fair price: $ 817)
Auckland → Santiago
Auckland → Santiago
Auckland → Santiago
$ 1295
(fair price: $ 1070)
Montreal → Santiago
Montreal → Santiago
Montreal → Santiago
$ 952
(fair price: $ 827)
Edinburgh → Santiago
Edinburgh → Santiago
Edinburgh → Santiago
$ 1145
(fair price: $ 981)
Perth → Santiago
Perth → Santiago
Perth → Santiago
$ 1690
(fair price: $ 1479)

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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 23-09-2020.

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