Chile vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Chile United States
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$2112
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$4790
🏠 One person rent
$396
$1325
🏘️ Family rent
$669
$2220
🍽️ Food expenses
$277
$543
🚐 Transport expenses
$92.2
$98.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$629
$4139
💸 GDP per capita
$13232
$63207
😃 Human freedom index
8.44
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
80.3
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
67
67
🌐 English speaking %
9.5%
95.5%
🎓 Higher education
85
100
😀 Quality of life
65
75
🏙️ Population
19.5M
331M

The average cost of living in Chile ($840) is 60% less expensive than in the United States ($2112). Chile ranked 93rd vs 6th for the United States 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 months in the United States. Ranked 45th and 23rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Chile vs the United States

We calculate prices for Chile and the United States as a population-weighted mean of 46 and 2202 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 United States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.81
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.2
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.03
$8.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.93
$5.32
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$4.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$394
$1410
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$297
$1088
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$688
$2466
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$526
$1870
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.6
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.7
$65.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1981
$5500
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1806
$2943
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.76
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41.1
$64.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.9
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$2.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$3.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.53
$3.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.3
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$4.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$4.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$4.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.47
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.65
$8.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.87
$8.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.79
$5.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
$3.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.2
$41.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.3
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$36.8
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.56
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.8
$46
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.6
$80.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$318
$1076
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5048
$14606

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Cities Comparison in Chile vs the United States

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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 the United States

City Cost of living Population
New York City
$3563
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2865
3.98M
Chicago
$2384
2.75M
Houston
$1955
2.2M
San Diego
$2797
1.39M
Philadelphia
$2361
1.58M
San Jose
$2722
1.03M
Phoenix
$2374
1.61M
Dallas
$2268
1.3M
San Antonio
$1773
1.44M
Seattle
$2734
745K
Austin
$2219
913K
Charlotte
$2038
875K
Boston
$2911
693K
Denver
$2384
716K
Washington
$2664
690K
Columbus
$1891
914K
Jacksonville
$1860
881K
Indianapolis
$1868
863K
Hempstead
$2665
793K
Fort Worth
$1908
812K
San Francisco
$3415
882K
Nashville
$2209
668K
Baltimore
$1988
622K
Louisville
$1606
760K
Memphis
$1641
633K
Portland
$2363
653K
Oakland
$3240
391K
Albuquerque
$1617
565K
Milwaukee
$1755
600K