Chile vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Chile Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$396
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$669
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$277
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$92.2
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$629
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$13232
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
8.44
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
80.3
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
67
61
🌐 English speaking %
9.5%
22%
🎓 Higher education
85
90
😀 Quality of life
65
73
🏙️ Population
19.5M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Chile ($840) is 26% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Chile ranked 93rd vs 46th for Spain 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 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 45th and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Chile vs Spain

We calculate prices for Chile and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 46 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.81
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.2
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.03
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.93
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$394
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$297
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$688
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$526
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.6
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.7
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1981
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1806
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.76
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41.1
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.9
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.53
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.3
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.47
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.65
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.87
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.79
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.2
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.8
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.56
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.8
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.6
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$318
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5048
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Chile vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K