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Punta Arenas, Region de Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Chile

How much does it cost to travel to Punta Arenas?

You should plan to spend around $64 (CL$60,471) per day on your vacation in Punta Arenas. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (CL$19,922) on meals
  • $1.82 (CL$1,720) on local transportation
  • $65 (CL$61,059) on hotels

A one week trip to Punta Arenas for two people costs, on average, $898 (CL$846,598). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $64
    CL$60,471
  • One Week Per person
    $449
    CL$423,299
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $898
    CL$846,598
  • One Month Per person
    $1,925
    CL$1,814,138
  • One Week For a couple
    $898
    CL$846,598
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,796
    CL$1,693,195
  • One Month For a couple
    $3,850
    CL$3,628,275
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Punta Arenas cost?

A one week trip to Punta Arenas usually costs around $449 (CL$423,299) for one person and $898 (CL$846,598) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Punta Arenas on average costs around $898 (CL$846,598) for one person and $1,796 (CL$1,693,195) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Punta Arenas will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Punta Arenas on average costs around $1,925 (CL$1,814,138) for one person and $3,850 (CL$3,628,275) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Punta Arenas has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Punta Arenas expensive to visit?

Punta Arenas is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Chile, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Punta Arenas is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Montevideo or Pereira.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Punta Arenas Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Punta Arenas?

The average Punta Arenas trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Punta Arenas travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CL$61,059 ($65)
Local Transportation 1 CL$1,720 ($2)
Food 2 CL$19,922 ($21)
Entertainment 1 CL$6,147 ($7)
Tips and Handouts 1 CL$25,617 - 76,852 ($27 - 82)
Alcohol 2 CL$2,319 - 6,957 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Punta Arenas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Punta Arenas is $32 (CL$30,529). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Punta Arenas is $65 (CL$61,059). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $32
    CL$30,529
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $65
    CL$61,059

Hotel Prices in Punta Arenas

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Punta Arenas based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $108. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Punta Arenas
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Punta Arenas is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $1.82 (CL$1,720) per person, per day, on local transportation in Punta Arenas.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $1.82
    CL$1,720

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Flights to Punta Arenas
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Rental Cars in Punta Arenas
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Food Budget in Punta Arenas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Punta Arenas can vary, the average cost of food in Punta Arenas is $21 (CL$19,922) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Punta Arenas should cost around $8.45 (CL$7,969) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Punta Arenas is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $21
    CL$19,922

What did other people spend on Food in Punta Arenas?

Typical prices for Food in Punta Arenas are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Punta Arenas, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Donut
    CL$1,000
  • Dinner
    CL$24,210


Entertainment Budget in Punta Arenas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Punta Arenas typically cost an average of $6.52 (CL$6,147) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $6.52
    CL$6,147

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Punta Arenas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Punta Arenas is $54 (CL$51,234) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Punta Arenas is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $54
    CL$51,234


Alcohol Budget in Punta Arenas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $4.92 (CL$4,638) on alcoholic beverages in Punta Arenas per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $4.92
    CL$4,638

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Punta Arenas?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Punta Arenas are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Punta Arenas, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Alcohol
    CL$7,000


Punta Arenas on a Budget
Punta Arenas Patagonia
Punta Arenas is in the far south of Chile and has a long history of maritime commerce, oil extraction, and sheep farming. It's the most populated city on the Strait of Magellan and has all the facilities you might need as a traveler, including banks, markets, drugstores and equipment shops. With a population of about 130,000, the city is a comfortable place to spend time. It serves as a base for Antarctic expeditions, although many expeditions also start in Ushuaia, Argentina, and Christchurch New Zealand.

The only thing predictable about the weather in Punta Arenas is that it's unpredictable. Don't be surprised if you get dramatic shifts in the weather over the course of one day. You are almost guaranteed snow during the winter months. The city sits at a low latitude, but has a subpolar oceanic climate. The temperature is influenced by the ocean, and average lows in July are just below freezing, while highs in January are in the high 50s Fahrenheit. Rainfall is most common in April and May and the snowy season is through the entire winter, from June until September.

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Sights
There are some interesting things to see both in town as well as outside of town. In town you might be interested in stopping by La Cruz Hill for views of the city. Also visit Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, Punta Arenas Cemetery, and Austral Brewery, which is the southern most brewery in the world and is sometimes open for a tasting session.

Outside of town you can visit a penguin colony known as "Seno Otway" or see whales at Rey Jorge Island Natural Sea Park. There are also a handful of other parks in the area that are well worth a visit.
Neighborhoods
The city itself is oriented around its main square, "Plaza de Armas." There are several monuments on the square including one of Hernando de Magallanes. Another interesting area is the port area. It's located in the eastern part of the city right next to the city center. The area is less touristy, but has a few shops, travel agencies, and cafes.

Activities
There are a variety of treks and tours that you can enjoy in the area. If you're interested in ecotourism, Amazing Tours is a company that tailor designs trips for hikers in the area. You can also make a five hour trip (two hours each way by boat) to Isla Magdalena Pinguinera. This island is an excellent place to see pengiuns between the months of October and April. It is important that you stay on the path while you're on the island.

If you're interested in shopping, there's a small open market that sells touristy items in the downtown area. There is also a large outlet mall in the outskirts of town if you need to pick up any supplies or hiking equipment.
Food and Dining
Restaurants in the area include pizza, sandwiches, cafes, and seafood among other things. There's a fish market that has a few good seafood eateries on the second floor, but it gets quite crowded at lunch time. There are also a handful of pubs in the area where you can grab a drink and catch up with other travelers.

Transportation
The easiest way to get to Punta Arenas is by air. Just outside of the city you will find the area's main international airport. There are plenty of flights that arrive from Puerto Montt and Santiago. Once you arrive at the airport you'll be greeted by a shuttle bus or taxi and the ride is about 15 minutes. You could also take a bus from Puerto Natles or Rio Gallegos in Argentina. If you're in Punta Arenas during the summer months between December and March, don't be surprised if you encounter some crowds from cruise ships, as this is the peak time for cruising.

Once you're in town, you can walk most places. The wind can make walking unpleasant between the months of September and October. During the most windy days they tie a rope line to city lamp posts so that you can hang on.

If you're hoping to head out of town, you can hire a taxi for the trip. It might cost you upwards of US$50 though, depending on your destination of choice.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.