Albuquerque vs Santiago - Cost of Living Comparison

Albuquerque Santiago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1833
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4390
$2849
🏠 One person rent
$1081
$529
🏘️ Family rent
$1949
$939
🍽️ Food expenses
$489
$374
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$167
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5123
$713
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
27
92
😀 Quality of life
81
78
🏙️ Population
565K
6.26M

The cost of living in Albuquerque is 57% more expensive than in Santiago. Cities ranked 2080th and 4256th ($1833 vs $1171) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1882nd and 2nd in the United States and Chile, respectively. Check the United States vs Chile comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.8 months in Albuquerque compared to 0.6 months in Santiago. Albuquerque ranked 75th best city to live in the United States vs Santiago ranked 1st in Chile, while ranked 319th and 507th among best cities to live in the world.

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Albuquerque Santiago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.7
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.3
$42
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.27
$8.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.45
$3.67
 Cappuccino
$4.74
$3.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.06
$1.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1119
$528
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$858
$406
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2044
$955
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1643
$762
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$75.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$115
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$67.2
$23.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.66%
6.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5060
$2621
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3275
$2460
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$37.5
$54.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.5
$8.69
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.92
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$1.25
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.39
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.55
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.95
$3.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.99
$7.67
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.1
$13.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.92
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.92
$1.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$1.45
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.79
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.16
$2.32
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.9
$7.21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$1.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.08
$5.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.16
$5.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.72
$4.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.89
$2.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.59
$2.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.1
$40.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.7
$7.45
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
$43.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.4
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.5
$55.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95.2
$78.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$875
$429
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13552
$6919

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197 km or 123 mi Gallup
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$1430
272 km or 169 mi Roswell
$2014
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$1229
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$1569
373 km or 232 mi Carlsbad
$1684
374 km or 232 mi El Paso
$1413
376 km or 233 mi Ciudad Juarez
$777
388 km or 241 mi Socorro
$2013
393 km or 244 mi Pueblo
$1968
418 km or 259 mi Hobbs
$2017
433 km or 269 mi Fountain
$2021
434 km or 270 mi Amarillo
$1364
437 km or 272 mi Security-Widefield
$2010
447 km or 278 mi Colorado Springs
$1961
456 km or 283 mi Flagstaff
$2235
460 km or 286 mi Plainview
$2009
467 km or 290 mi Lubbock
$1548
472 km or 293 mi Grand Junction
$1728
491 km or 305 mi Apache Junction
$2018
496 km or 308 mi Florence
$2015
498 km or 310 mi Castle Rock
$2011
498 km or 310 mi Fountain Hills
$2020
502 km or 312 mi Agua Prieta
$690
502 km or 312 mi Oro Valley
$2017
505 km or 314 mi Queen Creek
$1900
510 km or 317 mi Casas Adobes
$2023
512 km or 318 mi Tucson
$1555
513 km or 319 mi Highlands Ranch
$2516
514 km or 320 mi Gilbert
$2373
515 km or 320 mi Mesa
$2315
516 km or 320 mi Marana
$2024
516 km or 321 mi Parker
$2014
520 km or 323 mi Littleton
$1955
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Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi San Bernardo
$874
20 km or 12 mi Puente Alto
$878
69 km or 43 mi Los Andes
$883
78 km or 48 mi San Felipe
$838
80 km or 50 mi Rancagua
$902
80 km or 50 mi Villa Alemana
$858
83 km or 52 mi Quillota
$883
85 km or 53 mi Quilpue
$891
89 km or 55 mi San Antonio
$1258
95 km or 59 mi Vina del Mar
$919
99 km or 62 mi Valparaiso
$791
130 km or 80 mi San Fernando
$886
179 km or 111 mi Curico
$794
181 km or 112 mi Godoy Cruz
$554
182 km or 113 mi Mendoza
$507
185 km or 115 mi Las Heras
$555
208 km or 129 mi San Martin
$548
238 km or 148 mi Talca
$783
251 km or 156 mi San Rafael
$535
264 km or 164 mi Constitucion
$880
280 km or 174 mi Linares
$891
292 km or 181 mi San Juan
$635
321 km or 199 mi Ovalle
$695
375 km or 233 mi Chillan
$736
394 km or 245 mi Coquimbo
$929
398 km or 247 mi La Serena
$871
401 km or 249 mi San Luis
$818
409 km or 254 mi Tome
$884
426 km or 265 mi Talcahuano
$838
434 km or 269 mi Concepcion
$884
455 km or 283 mi Coronel
$822
456 km or 284 mi Lujan
$549
464 km or 288 mi Lota
$881
472 km or 294 mi Los Angeles
$1010
482 km or 300 mi Villa Mercedes
$550
508 km or 316 mi Curanilahue
$881
518 km or 322 mi Angol
$883
542 km or 337 mi Vallenar
$882
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$452
588 km or 366 mi Rio Cuarto
$411