Travel Budget for Santiago

Region Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

How much does it cost to travel to Santiago?

How much money will you need for your trip to Santiago? You should plan to spend around CL$106,532 ($140) per day on your vacation in Santiago, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CL$9,968 ($13) on meals for one day and CL$4,133 ($5.41) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Santiago for a couple is CL$168,603 ($221). So, a trip to Santiago for two people for one week costs on average CL$1,491,450 ($1,954). 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
    CL$106,532
  • One Week Per person
    CL$745,725
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    CL$1,491,450
  • One Month Per person
    CL$3,195,964
  • One Week For a couple
    CL$1,491,450
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    CL$2,982,899
  • One Month For a couple
    CL$6,391,927
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A vacation to Santiago for one week usually costs around CL$745,725 for one person. So, a trip to Santiago for two people costs around CL$1,491,450 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CL$2,982,899 in Santiago. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Santiago can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Santiago? How much money do I need for Santiago?

How much does a trip to Santiago cost? Is Santiago expensive? The average Santiago trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Santiago prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Santiago
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Santiago is CL$84,301. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Santiago is CL$168,603.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    CL$84,301
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    CL$168,603

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What did other people spend on Accommodation?

Typical prices for Accommodation in Santiago are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Santiago, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Hostel
    CL$10,076

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Food Budget in Santiago
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Santiago can vary, the average cost of food in Santiago is CL$9,968 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Santiago should cost around CL$3,987 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Santiago is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    CL$9,968

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What did other people spend on Food?

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


  • Empanada
    CL$1,800
  • Hamburger
    CL$2,390
  • Dinner
    CL$24,620
Transportation Budget in Santiago
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Santiago is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CL$4,133 per person, per day, on local transportation in Santiago.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    CL$4,133

Featured Services

What did other people spend on Transportation?

Typical prices for Transportation in Santiago are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Santiago, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Metro Ride
    CL$1,080

Flights to Santiago

How much does it cost to go to Santiago? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.


Entertainment Budget in Santiago
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Santiago typically cost an average of CL$28,928 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    CL$28,928

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Santiago
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Santiago is CL$2,991 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Santiago is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    CL$2,991
Alcohol Budget in Santiago
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about CL$6,418 on alcoholic beverages in Santiago per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    CL$6,418
Water Budget in Santiago
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend CL$1,111 on bottled water in Santiago per day. The public water in Santiago is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    CL$1,111

What did other people spend on Water?

Typical prices for Water in Santiago are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Santiago, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Water
    CL$2,000
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Santiago On a Budget
Santiago Santiago, Chile
Santiago is the capital city of Chile. It is centrally located in the long and narrow country, making it a good jumping off point to explore everywhere else. It's convenient location means that you can go skiing in the Andes one day, and hang out at the beach the next.

Santiago has a cool semi-arid climate that is similar to Mediterranean climates. The summers, which are between November and March, are warm and dry. The temperatures climb to around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters, between June and August, are humid with cold mornings. The daily highs are around 55 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows stay a few degrees above freezing. Rain is more common in the winter months and the dry season is between December and March.
Sights
Santiago has no shortage of sights. Notable landmarks around the city include La Chascona, La Moneda Palace, Teatro Municipal, Iglesia y museo de San Francisco, and Palacio Cousino. Museums and cultural centers include Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Parks are also abundant around town. Some of the best are Parque Metropolitano, Parque Forestal, Cerro Santa Lucia, and Parque Bicentenario. Plaza de Armas is the city's main plaza. This is where you'll find the national cathedral and the main post office. It's near the Central Market and has some interesting restaurants nearby.
Neighborhoods
Santiago's metropolitan area has a population of more than 7 million. There are many different neighborhoods, or barrios to explore. Some of the more interesting ones for tourists include Providencia, Bellavista, Nunoa, Lastarria, Barrio Brasil, and Parque Bustamante. Providencia is an upscale area with many restaurants and shops. Bellavista is known for its nightlife and street art. Nunoa is a quieter neighborhood that's a great place to grab a relaxing dinner. Lastarria has quaint cobblestone streets and European architecture. Barrio Brasil has a good number of affordable bars and restaurants with great happy hours and Parque Bustamante is a tree-lined park that makes a great refuge from the big city.

Activities
Santiago is conveniently located near many activities. This makes it a perfect base for day trips outside of town. There are a range of outdoor sports that you can enjoy just a short drive away including mountain climbing and skiing. There are also wineries that you can tour. Other activities in town include city food tours, shopping, and organized bike tours. Perhaps the most enjoyable activity is simply walking around the city's neighborhoods and taking in the personality. There is a diverse and fun vibe to many neighborhoods so it's fun to just throw out your itinerary and soak up the atmosphere.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of restaurants and bars all around town. You can generally make a good guess at the price and style based on the restaurant's neighborhood location. Food options generally include South American, European and seafood options among others. In the area surrounding Plaza de Armas there are a handful of great Peruvian restaurants. This area has become a popular gathering place for Peruvian immigrants and they have opened a variety of shops, food stores, and great restaurants. Outdoor cafes are also common around town and can be enjoyable places to grab a drink and relax a little.

Transportation
Public transportation is the best way to travel around Santiago. If you're going to be in town for at least a few days then it's worth purchasing a bip!card. You can pick them up at any subway station and they can be used on both the subway and the bus, with free transfers during a two hour period. The metro and bus systems combine to make an efficient system for traveling around the city. The metro system has five lines and 94 stations. The buses are modern and reliable. If you plan to ride a bus at all during your stay, then you will be required to have a bip!card to pay for the ride, as cash is not accepted. If you're planning to travel outside of Santiago, having a rental car can be very helpful. Chilean Rent a Car is a decent company with reliable cars.


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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.

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Travel Tips

Free Walking Tour Santiago

By jess_lynn in Entertainment
Santiago, Chile offers a free walking tour of the central part of the city. The tour I believe starts at 10 am, you can look up the meeting spot online. It's called free walking tour Santiago. Tours available in English and Spanish. The tour is about 4 hours long. The leaders encourage tips at the end but they are not mandatory. Basically you give them what you can or think they deserve. 5000 pesos is what I gave them which is about 9 CAD. My group was about 20 people so don't feel like you are ripping them off.

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