Chile vs Mexico - Cost of Living Comparison

Chile Mexico
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$713
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$1726
🏠 One person rent
$396
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$669
$559
🍽️ Food expenses
$277
$263
🚐 Transport expenses
$92.2
$61.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$629
$641
💸 GDP per capita
$13232
$8329
😃 Human freedom index
8.44
6.92
❤️ Life expectancy
80.3
75.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
67
31
🌐 English speaking %
9.5%
13%
🎓 Higher education
85
90
😀 Quality of life
65
48
🏙️ Population
19.5M
125M

The average cost of living in Chile ($840) is 18% more expensive than in Mexico ($713). Chile ranked 93rd vs 118th for Mexico 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 0.9 months in Mexico. Ranked 45th and 99th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Chile vs Mexico

We calculate prices for Chile and Mexico as a population-weighted mean of 46 and 144 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 Mexico
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.81
$7.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.2
$22.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.03
$5.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.93
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$394
$402
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$297
$227
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$688
$705
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$526
$429
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.6
$33.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89
$51.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.7
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
11.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1981
$1312
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1806
$901
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.76
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41.1
$23.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.9
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$1.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.53
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$6.33
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
$5.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.3
$8.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.47
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.65
$3.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.87
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.79
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$1.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.2
$33.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$3.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.8
$26.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.56
$7.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.8
$41.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.6
$73
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$318
$200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5048
$3998

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Cities Comparison in Chile vs Mexico

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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 Mexico

City Cost of living Population
Mexico City
$941
8.92M
Ciudad Juarez
$804
1.32M
Tijuana
$913
1.96M
Zapopan
$759
1.48M
Ecatepec de Morelos
$752
1.93M
Guadalajara
$751
1.46M
Monterrey
$886
1.14M
Leon
$662
1.58M
Chihuahua
$691
878K
Puebla
$657
1.43M
Saltillo
$715
864K
Aguascalientes
$581
934K
San Luis Potosi
$743
773K
Hermosillo
$730
856K
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
$622
1.08M
Naucalpan
$752
872K
Cancun
$868
889K
Mexicali
$659
1.03M
Cuautitlan Izcalli
$545
531K
Torreon
$577
717K
Merida
$823
892K
Queretaro
$736
626K
Culiacan
$627
808K
Irapuato
$526
593K
Mazatlan
$699
658K
Tlaquepaque
$623
664K
Tlalnepantla
$794
653K
Guadalupe
$714
692K
San Nicolas de los Garza
$796
443K
Apodaca
$697
523K