Cali vs Santiago - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Santiago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$960
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$2333
🏠 One person rent
$213
$440
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$770
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$140
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$616
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
45
92
😀 Quality of life
55
78
🏙️ Population
2.47M
6.26M

The cost of living in Cali is 42% less expensive than in Santiago. Cities ranked 7750th and 5485th ($555 vs $960) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 3rd in Colombia and Chile, respectively. Check Colombia vs Chile comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 0.6 months in Santiago. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Santiago ranked 1st in Chile, while ranked 5807th and 451st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs Santiago

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Cali Santiago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$9.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$6.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$3.21
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$448
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$781
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$625
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$59.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$93.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$20.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
6.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$2218
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$2132
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$0.89
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$45.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$7.58
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$9.86
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$5.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$1.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$5.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$4.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$4.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$4.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$2.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$2.14
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$5.52
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$37.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$47.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$60.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$382
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$5901

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Cities near Cali

Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

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