Buenos Aires vs Santiago - Cost of Living Comparison

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Buenos Aires Santiago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$773
$1101
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1988
$2688
🏠 One person rent
$349
$494
🏘️ Family rent
$636
$881
🍽️ Food expenses
$255
$353
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.4
$162
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$377
$676
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
79
90
😀 Quality of life
71
76
🏙️ Population
3.12M
6.26M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 30% less expensive than in Santiago. Cities ranked 6481st and 4730th ($773 vs $1101) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st 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 2197th and 668th 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
$7.14
$11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$42.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.33
$8.23
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.2
$3.3
 Cappuccino
$1.99
$3.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$1.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$390
$478
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$381
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$894
$860
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$502
$718
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$23.5
$73.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.8
$114
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$20.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
23.52%
5.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2365
$2486
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1794
$2520
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.3
$42.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.69
$11.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86
$1.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.21
$1.28
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.34
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.94
$3.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.19
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$6.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.59
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$1.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.74
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.8
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.11
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.98
$5.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
$1.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.98
$5.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.13
$4.39
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.21
$4.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.17
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.35
$2.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23
$43.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.43
$6.12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$69.2
$34.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.32
$16
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.6
$50.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$108
$70.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$210
$392
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6718
$6610

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Cities near Buenos Aires

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$651
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$657
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$653
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$608
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$658
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$658
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$644
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$666
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$594
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$649
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$641
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$717
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$651
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$642
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$656
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$537
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$547
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$689
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$625
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$601
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$649
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$542
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$641
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$680
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$671
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$670
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$560
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$560
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$684
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$627
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$632
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$582
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$598
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$575
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$630
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$621
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$580
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$627
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$583
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$607

Cities near Santiago

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi San Bernardo
$776
20 km or 12 mi Puente Alto
$881
69 km or 43 mi Los Andes
$767
78 km or 48 mi San Felipe
$729
80 km or 50 mi Rancagua
$811
80 km or 50 mi Villa Alemana
$852
83 km or 52 mi Quillota
$848
85 km or 53 mi Quilpue
$850
89 km or 55 mi San Antonio
$1084
95 km or 59 mi Vina del Mar
$855
99 km or 62 mi Valparaiso
$933
130 km or 80 mi San Fernando
$795
179 km or 111 mi Curico
$696
181 km or 112 mi Godoy Cruz
$451
182 km or 113 mi Mendoza
$435
185 km or 115 mi Las Heras
$451
208 km or 129 mi San Martin
$446
238 km or 148 mi Talca
$750
251 km or 156 mi San Rafael
$428
264 km or 164 mi Constitucion
$784
280 km or 174 mi Linares
$842
292 km or 181 mi San Juan
$574
321 km or 199 mi Ovalle
$775
375 km or 233 mi Chillan
$710
394 km or 245 mi Coquimbo
$786
398 km or 247 mi La Serena
$750
401 km or 249 mi San Luis
$359
409 km or 254 mi Tome
$770
426 km or 265 mi Talcahuano
$703
434 km or 269 mi Concepcion
$883
455 km or 283 mi Coronel
$828
456 km or 284 mi Lujan
$428
464 km or 288 mi Lota
$811
472 km or 294 mi Los Angeles
$770
482 km or 300 mi Villa Mercedes
$414
508 km or 316 mi Curanilahue
$793
518 km or 322 mi Angol
$785
542 km or 337 mi Vallenar
$774
576 km or 358 mi La Rioja
$369
588 km or 366 mi Rio Cuarto
$436