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:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.3 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1237* (799862 CLP)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 7.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2629* (1700594 CLP)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 164 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 4532* (2932468 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 essentially the same as in 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 62% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Antonio
Punta Arenas 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Arenas
Iquique 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Iquique
Antofagasta 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antofagasta
La Serena 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in La Serena
Santiago 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Santiago
Valparaiso 17% 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 29% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.6/person
($ 6.2 to $ 11)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 15 to $ 28)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.2/person
($ 5.5 to $ 7.8)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.3 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 4.7)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.7)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 3.9)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

31% 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 25% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 63/night
($ 57 to $ 75)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 55 to $ 158)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 87 to $ 185)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 205/night
($ 164 to $ 259)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 394/night
($ 348 to $ 443)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 78/month
($ 46 to $ 162)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 109/month
($ 67 to $ 187)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 153/month
($ 104 to $ 242)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 104/month
($ 65 to $ 177)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 216
Family room
Family room
$ 229/month
($ 156 to $ 358)

30% 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 33% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 3.9)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.9/kg
($ 7.8 to $ 13)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.6/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 7.8)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10/kg
($ 7.5 to $ 13)

18% 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 15% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 52/month
($ 44 to $ 71)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

13% 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 $ 0.8)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 51/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 136)

28% 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...
$ 126/month
($ 64 to $ 207)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 42/month
($ 33 to $ 55)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 495/month
($ 391 to $ 625)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 416/month
($ 314 to $ 594)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 850/month
($ 625 to $ 1250)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 716/month
($ 469 to $ 1094)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 41/month
($ 24 to $ 64)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 427/month
($ 267 to $ 594)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6969/yr
($ 3903 to $ 10616)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Chile

On average, budget for leisure activities in Chile costs 4% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.8/ticket
($ 6.2 to $ 8.7)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 11 to $ 40)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Chile

On average, shopping budget in Chile costs 9% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.5/pack
($ 4.7 to $ 6.2)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 57
($ 40 to $ 79)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 24 to $ 55)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 69
($ 55 to $ 87)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 88
($ 64 to $ 116)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Santiago
London → Santiago
London → Santiago
$ 1555
(fair price: $ 950)
Los Angeles → Santiago
Los Angeles  → Santiago
Los Angeles  → Santiago
$ 1011
(fair price: $ 899)
New York City → Santiago
New York City → Santiago
New York City → Santiago
$ 1113
(fair price: $ 960)
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
Toronto (Ontario) → Santiago
$ 968
(fair price: $ 855)
Dublin → Santiago
Dublin → Santiago
Dublin → Santiago
$ 1108
(fair price: $ 860)
Manchester → Santiago
Manchester → Santiago
Manchester → Santiago
$ 1138
(fair price: $ 948)
Melbourne → Santiago
Melbourne → Santiago
Melbourne → Santiago
$ 1410
(fair price: $ 1246)
Montreal → Santiago
Montreal → Santiago
Montreal → Santiago
$ 956
(fair price: $ 837)
Sydney → Santiago
Sydney → Santiago
Sydney → Santiago
$ 1332
(fair price: $ 1164)
Auckland → Santiago
Auckland → Santiago
Auckland → Santiago
$ 1222
(fair price: $ 1019)
Edinburgh → Santiago
Edinburgh → Santiago
Edinburgh → Santiago
$ 1168
(fair price: $ 973)
Perth → Santiago
Perth → Santiago
Perth → Santiago
$ 1709
(fair price: $ 1499)

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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 17-07-2019.

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