Buenos Aires vs Santiago - Cost of Living Comparison

Buenos Aires Santiago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$792
$960
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$2333
🏠 One person rent
$344
$440
🏘️ Family rent
$645
$770
🍽️ Food expenses
$269
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.2
$140
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$403
$616
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
79
92
😀 Quality of life
73
78
🏙️ Population
3.06M
6.26M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 18% less expensive than in Santiago. Cities ranked 6097th and 5485th ($792 vs $960) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in Argentina and Chile, respectively. Check Argentina vs Chile comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Buenos Aires compared to 0.6 months in Santiago. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Santiago ranked 1st in Chile, while ranked 1283rd and 451st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Buenos Aires vs Santiago

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Buenos Aires Santiago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.39
$9.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.7
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.01
$6.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$3.21
 Cappuccino
$2.78
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$384
$448
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$747
$781
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$537
$625
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.3
$59.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$93.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.3
$20.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
43.84%
6.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2597
$2218
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2138
$2132
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$0.89
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.1
$45.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.41
$7.58
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.06
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.97
$9.86
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$5.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.86
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
$1.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$5.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.48
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.31
$4.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.43
$4.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.26
$4.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.1
$2.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$2.14
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.23
$5.52
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.9
$37.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.5
$47.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$139
$60.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$237
$382
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5040
$5901

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Cities near Buenos Aires

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$520
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$506
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$520
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$522
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$522
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$519
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$522
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$521
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$520
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$520
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$521
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$488
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$519
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$522
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$522
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$522
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$541
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$640
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$522
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$522
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$521
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$520
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$528
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$521
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$531
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$487
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$524
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$523
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$519
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$531
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$523
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$520
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$525
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$520
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$522
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$532
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$522
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$532
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$531
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$524

Cities near Santiago

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi San Bernardo
$719
20 km or 12 mi Puente Alto
$732
69 km or 43 mi Los Andes
$697
78 km or 48 mi San Felipe
$729
80 km or 50 mi Rancagua
$673
80 km or 50 mi Villa Alemana
$654
83 km or 52 mi Quillota
$700
85 km or 53 mi Quilpue
$707
89 km or 55 mi San Antonio
$700
95 km or 59 mi Vina del Mar
$737
99 km or 62 mi Valparaiso
$631
130 km or 80 mi San Fernando
$700
179 km or 111 mi Curico
$663
181 km or 112 mi Godoy Cruz
$528
182 km or 113 mi Mendoza
$549
185 km or 115 mi Las Heras
$528
208 km or 129 mi San Martin
$522
238 km or 148 mi Talca
$679
251 km or 156 mi San Rafael
$731
264 km or 164 mi Constitucion
$697
280 km or 174 mi Linares
$718
292 km or 181 mi San Juan
$586
321 km or 199 mi Ovalle
$584
375 km or 233 mi Chillan
$703
394 km or 245 mi Coquimbo
$718
398 km or 247 mi La Serena
$730
401 km or 249 mi San Luis
$431
409 km or 254 mi Tome
$696
426 km or 265 mi Talcahuano
$694
434 km or 269 mi Concepcion
$674
455 km or 283 mi Coronel
$669
456 km or 284 mi Lujan
$520
464 km or 288 mi Lota
$699
472 km or 294 mi Los Angeles
$847
482 km or 300 mi Villa Mercedes
$522
508 km or 316 mi Curanilahue
$699
518 km or 322 mi Angol
$700
542 km or 337 mi Vallenar
$698
576 km or 358 mi La Rioja
$385
588 km or 366 mi Rio Cuarto
$389