Travel budget and cost of living in Chile how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.2 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1227* (796810 CLP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 111 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2690* (1747256 CLP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 163 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 4427* (2875152 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 2019

Cost of living: Chile VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Chile in 2019 is 24% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Chile in 2019 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 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Antonio
Punta Arenas 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Arenas
Antofagasta 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antofagasta
Santiago 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Santiago
Puerto Montt 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Puerto Montt
Puente Alto 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Puente Alto
Valparaiso 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Valparaiso

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Local prices in Chile by expense type

Restaurant budget in Chile

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Chile costs 32% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.6/person
($ 6.2 to $ 11)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 14 to $ 28)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.2/person
($ 5.4 to $ 7.6)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.1 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 4.7)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.7)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 3.8)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Chile

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Chile costs 26% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 63/night
($ 55 to $ 75)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 54 to $ 223)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 121/night
($ 87 to $ 180)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 205/night
($ 165 to $ 257)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 382/night
($ 339 to $ 429)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 75/month
($ 46 to $ 145)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 108/month
($ 69 to $ 171)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 152/month
($ 103 to $ 236)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 107/month
($ 67 to $ 181)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 187/month
($ 138 to $ 275)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Chile

On average, the price of supermarket food in Chile costs 34% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 2.3 to $ 3.8)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.8/kg
($ 7.6 to $ 13)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.5/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 7.6)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.9/kg
($ 7.4 to $ 13)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Chile

On average, the price of transport in Chile costs 20% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 53/month
($ 42 to $ 67)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

65% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 133)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Chile

On average, the cost of housing in Chile costs 40% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 121/month
($ 63 to $ 205)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 42/month
($ 32 to $ 55)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 486/month
($ 385 to $ 616)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 408/month
($ 309 to $ 616)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 855/month
($ 616 to $ 1231)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 703/month
($ 463 to $ 1077)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 24 to $ 63)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 413/month
($ 278 to $ 539)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6633/yr
($ 3846 to $ 9229)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Chile

On average, budget for leisure activities in Chile costs 3% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.6/ticket
($ 6.2 to $ 8.6)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 11 to $ 40)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Chile

On average, shopping budget in Chile costs 10% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.4/pack
($ 4.7 to $ 6.2)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 55
($ 40 to $ 78)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 24 to $ 55)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 66
($ 55 to $ 85)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 87
($ 63 to $ 115)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Santiago
London → Santiago
London → Santiago
$ 1716
(fair price: $ 1119)
New York City → Santiago
New York City → Santiago
New York City → Santiago
$ 1128
(fair price: $ 971)
Los Angeles → Santiago
Los Angeles  → Santiago
Los Angeles  → Santiago
$ 1011
(fair price: $ 878)
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
$ 1017
(fair price: $ 907)
Dublin → Santiago
Dublin → Santiago
Dublin → Santiago
$ 1091
(fair price: $ 839)
Manchester → Santiago
Manchester → Santiago
Manchester → Santiago
$ 1181
(fair price: $ 973)
Montreal → Santiago
Montreal → Santiago
Montreal → Santiago
$ 1019
(fair price: $ 869)
Edinburgh → Santiago
Edinburgh → Santiago
Edinburgh → Santiago
$ 1175
(fair price: $ 1003)
Melbourne → Santiago
Melbourne → Santiago
Melbourne → Santiago
$ 1321
(fair price: $ 1214)
Sydney → Santiago
Sydney → Santiago
Sydney → Santiago
$ 1436
(fair price: $ 1193)

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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 15-05-2019.

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