Chile vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chile Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$396
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$669
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$277
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$92.2
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$629
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$13232
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
8.44
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
80.3
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
67
73
🌐 English speaking %
9.5%
15%
🎓 Higher education
85
99
😀 Quality of life
65
79
🏙️ Population
19.5M
126M

The average cost of living in Chile ($840) is 28% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). Chile ranked 93rd vs 43rd for Japan 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 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 45th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Chile vs Japan

We calculate prices for Chile and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 46 and 907 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 Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.81
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.2
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.03
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.93
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$394
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$297
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$688
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$526
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.6
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.7
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1981
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1806
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.76
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41.1
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.9
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.53
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.3
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.47
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.65
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.87
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.79
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.2
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.8
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.56
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.8
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.6
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$318
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5048
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Chile vs Japan

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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 Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K