Argentina vs Chile - Cost of Living Comparison

Argentina Chile
🚶 Cost of living one person
$576
$840
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1423
$2011
🏠 One person rent
$224
$396
🏘️ Family rent
$366
$669
🍽️ Food expenses
$235
$277
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$92.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$448
$629
💸 GDP per capita
$8579
$13232
😃 Human freedom index
7.38
8.44
❤️ Life expectancy
76.8
80.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
67
🌐 English speaking %
6.5%
9.5%
🎓 Higher education
82
85
😀 Quality of life
50
65
🏙️ Population
47.3M
19.5M

The average cost of living in Argentina ($576) is 31% less expensive than in Chile ($840). Argentina ranked 150th vs 93rd for Chile in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Argentina compared to 0.7 months in Chile. Ranked 88th and 45th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Argentina vs Chile

We calculate prices for Argentina and Chile as a population-weighted mean of 123 and 46 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Argentina Chile
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.93
$7.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22
$33.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$6.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$2.93
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.12
$1.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$238
$394
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$297
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$688
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$283
$526
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$57.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.5
$89
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
$21.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
42.26%
5.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1875
$1981
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1420
$1806
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$0.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.7
$41.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.89
$8.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.91
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$0.89
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$2.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.01
$9.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.5
$4.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.79
$9.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.5
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.4
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.89
$5.47
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.96
$4.65
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.34
$4.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.52
$3.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.55
$2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.8
$32.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$5.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.5
$36.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$9.56
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$43.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$55.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$144
$318
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3946
$5048

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Cities Comparison in Argentina vs Chile

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Argentina

City Cost of living Population
Buenos Aires
$792
3.06M
Cordoba
$611
1.33M
Rosario
$678
1.19M
Salta
$521
535K
San Miguel de Tucuman
$582
606K
Santa Fe
$619
406K
Mar del Plata
$553
593K
San Juan
$586
471K
Corrientes
$586
353K
Lanus
$506
459K
Santiago del Estero
$429
430K
San Salvador de Jujuy
$537
322K
Posadas
$444
276K
Bahia Blanca
$662
299K
Gregorio de Laferrere
$531
248K
Merlo
$532
244K
Gonzalez Catan
$532
238K
Quilmes
$488
231K
Neuquen
$678
231K
Rio Cuarto
$389
158K
Formosa
$367
222K
Jose C. Paz
$531
217K
Las Heras
$528
204K
Resistencia
$529
292K
Isidro Casanova
$528
191K
Godoy Cruz
$528
191K
La Plata
$546
193K
Comodoro Rivadavia
$701
183K
La Rioja
$385
181K
Berazategui
$519
181K

In Chile

City Cost of living Population
Santiago
$960
6.26M
Antofagasta
$1034
349K
Puente Alto
$732
574K
Temuco
$697
282K
Los Angeles
$847
143K
San Bernardo
$719
301K
Vina del Mar
$737
333K
Coquimbo
$718
204K
Copiapo
$754
151K
Rancagua
$673
231K
Valparaiso
$631
297K
Iquique
$843
188K
La Serena
$730
195K
Osorno
$643
147K
Calama
$693
158K
Talcahuano
$694
148K
Quilpue
$707
148K
Punta Arenas
$832
123K
Puerto Montt
$660
170K
Concepcion
$674
218K
Villa Alemana
$654
125K
Chillan
$703
164K
Talca
$679
206K
Valdivia
$719
150K
Coronel
$669
116K
Curico
$663
162K
San Antonio
$700
86.2K
Arica
$633
202K
Ovalle
$584
75.9K
Linares
$718
73.6K