Chile vs China - Cost of Living Comparison

Chile China
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$758
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$1960
🏠 One person rent
$396
$342
🏘️ Family rent
$669
$568
🍽️ Food expenses
$277
$254
🚐 Transport expenses
$92.2
$75.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$629
$882
💸 GDP per capita
$13232
$10435
😃 Human freedom index
8.44
5.57
❤️ Life expectancy
80.3
77.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
67
45
🌐 English speaking %
9.5%
0.7%
🎓 Higher education
85
89
😀 Quality of life
65
50
🏙️ Population
19.5M
1.44B

The average cost of living in Chile ($840) is 11% more expensive than in China ($758). Chile ranked 93rd vs 108th for China in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Chile compared to 1.2 months in China. Ranked 45th and 90th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Chile vs China

We calculate prices for Chile and China as a population-weighted mean of 46 and 544 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.

Chile China
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.81
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.2
$22.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.03
$5.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.93
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$394
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$297
$266
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$688
$690
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$526
$448
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.6
$36.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89
$56.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.7
$14.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1981
$4854
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1806
$3020
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.76
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41.1
$20.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.9
$4.83
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.53
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.3
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.47
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.65
$3.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.87
$5.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.79
$4.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.2
$35.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.8
$36.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.56
$5.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.8
$59.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.6
$84.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$318
$397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5048
$14282

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Cities Comparison in Chile vs China

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In China

City Cost of living Population
Shanghai
$1413
24.9M
Beijing
$1281
21.9M
Shenzhen
$1134
17.5M
Guangzhou
$995
18.7M
Hong Kong
$2822
7.5M
Chengdu
$752
20.9M
Hangzhou
$882
11.9M
Xi'an
$583
13M
Wuhan
$639
12.3M
Nantong
$1047
7.73M
Suzhou
$921
12.7M
Tianjin
$778
13.9M
Changchun
$634
9.07M
Ningbo
$809
9.4M
Nanjing
$817
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$576
10.6M
Foshan
$641
9.5M
Qingdao
$663
10.1M
Nanyang
$755
9.71M
Wenzhou
$968
9.57M
Dongguan
$787
10.5M
Handan
$796
9.41M
Weifang
$773
9.39M
Jieyang
$747
6.09M
Shantou
$1051
5.5M
Hefei
$676
9.37M
Zhoukou
$791
9.03M
Ganzhou
$792
8.97M
Quanzhou
$757
8.78M
Heze
$1436
8.8M