Cost of Living in Calama

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$956
$1911
🛋️ Without rent
$379
$1150
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$577
$762
🍽️ Food
$279
$732
🚐 Transport
$41.7
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$622
🏙️ Population
158K

The average cost of living in Calama is $956, which is in the top 39% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5658th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 46 in Chile.

The median after-tax salary is $622, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months. Ranked 6384th (TOP 69%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 20th best city to live in Chile. With an estimated population of 158K, Calama is the 18th largest city in Chile.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmEl Loa Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent6.6 µg/m³
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Prices in Calama

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.28
☕ Cappuccino
$3.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$468
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$467
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$837
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$553
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3576
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3292

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.72
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.72
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.57
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.78
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.24

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.51
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.64
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$33.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$300
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4857