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Valparaiso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile

How much does it cost to travel to Valparaiso?

You should plan to spend around $65 (CL$63,282) per day on your vacation in Valparaiso. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $22 (CL$21,228) on meals
  • $4.75 (CL$4,611) on local transportation
  • $70 (CL$68,028) on hotels

A one week trip to Valparaiso for two people costs, on average, $913 (CL$885,950). 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
    $65
    CL$63,282
  • One Week Per person
    $457
    CL$442,975
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $913
    CL$885,950
  • One Month Per person
    $1,957
    CL$1,898,463
  • One Week For a couple
    $913
    CL$885,950
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,827
    CL$1,771,899
  • One Month For a couple
    $3,915
    CL$3,796,927
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Valparaiso cost?

A one week trip to Valparaiso usually costs around $457 (CL$442,975) for one person and $913 (CL$885,950) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Valparaiso on average costs around $913 (CL$885,950) for one person and $1,827 (CL$1,771,899) 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 Valparaiso will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Valparaiso on average costs around $1,957 (CL$1,898,463) for one person and $3,915 (CL$3,796,927) 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso expensive to visit?

Valparaiso 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, Valparaiso is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Pereira or Piriapolis.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Valparaiso?

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CL$68,028 ($70)
Local Transportation 1 CL$4,611 ($5)
Food 2 CL$21,228 ($22)
Entertainment 1 CL$17,350 ($18)
Tips and Handouts 1 CL$101 - 304 ($0 - 0)
Alcohol 2 CL$3,717 - 11,152 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Valparaiso
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Valparaiso is $35 (CL$34,014). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Valparaiso is $70 (CL$68,028). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $35
    CL$34,014
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $70
    CL$68,028

Hotel Prices in Valparaiso

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Valparaiso based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $60. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Valparaiso
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Valparaiso is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $4.75 (CL$4,611) per person, per day, on local transportation in Valparaiso.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $4.75
    CL$4,611

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Valparaiso?

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


  • Taxi Ride
    CL$3,000


Food Budget in Valparaiso
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Valparaiso can vary, the average cost of food in Valparaiso is $22 (CL$21,228) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Valparaiso should cost around $8.75 (CL$8,491) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Valparaiso is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $22
    CL$21,228

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What did other people spend on Food in Valparaiso?

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


  • Empanada
    CL$1,800


Entertainment Budget in Valparaiso
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Valparaiso typically cost an average of $18 (CL$17,350) 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.
    $18
    CL$17,350

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Valparaiso?

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


  • Boat Tour
    CL$4,000


Tips and Handouts Budget in Valparaiso
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Valparaiso is $0.21 (CL$202) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Valparaiso is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.21
    CL$202


Alcohol Budget in Valparaiso
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $7.67 (CL$7,435) on alcoholic beverages in Valparaiso per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $7.67
    CL$7,435

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Valparaiso?

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


  • Beer
    CL$950


Water Budget in Valparaiso
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.19 (CL$1,155) on bottled water in Valparaiso per day. The public water in Valparaiso is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.19
    CL$1,155


Valparaiso On a Budget
Valparaiso Valparaiso, Chile
Valparaiso, often referred to as Valpo, is an attractive city on the Pacific Coast in Chile. The city has a population of about 300,000 and is only 120 kilometers west of Santiago. The city's main industries aside from tourism include shipping and petroleum refining.

Valparaiso is popular with travelers because of its bohemian culture and brightly colored homes. It also offers some wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. Although the city is short on specific sights, the atmosphere and beautiful setting make it a wonderful place to visit.

Valparaiso has a mild Mediterranean climate that is comparable to San Francisco or Santa Barbara. The summer is dry but fog is common year around. Rain can be heavy during the winter season and snow falls occasionally in the highest parts of the city. Winds can also be strong during the winter months.
Sights
While the city itself does not actually have a lot of specific sights, the true appeal of Valparaiso comes from wandering through the hilly streets and enjoying this beautiful city's atmosphere. With its popular bohemian culture, you will also find no shortage of art events and a lively nightlife.

While you don't really go to Valparaiso for the specific sights, there are a few places that are worth checking out. Particularly noteworthy are Cerro Cordillera, Cerros Alegre and Concepcion, and La Matriz Church as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.
Neighborhoods
Valparaiso is a major city and seaport in Chile. It's the second largest metropolitan area in the country. There are many hills to the city which create many of its neighborhoods. One of the most notable neighborhoods in the city is Cerro Concepcion. This neighborhood is 500 years old and has narrow cobblestone streets with many shops and restaurants. Cerro Bellavista is a residential and artistic area with many beautiful murals. Cerro Aritlleria has museums and monuments worth visiting. Cerro Santo Domingo is best visited on Sunday mornings when there is a Mass at the 16th century chapel. Cerro Cordillera is the site of Chile's first astronomical observatory. Cerro Alegre is a beautiful neighborhood that once was used as the backdrop for a Chilean soap opera. It's also one of the best areas to walk around town. Cerro Paneon has three ridgetop cemeteries. Cerro Bellavista has the open air museum, and Cerro Baron is where you'll find Iglesia San Francisco.

Activities
A must-do while you're in Valparaiso is to go on the ascensores (inclines). They cost less than a US dollar and are a unique and fun part of the city's character.

Another fun activity in Valparaiso is the annual carnival, which is held the last week of the year. It's usually themed around a different country every year and there are performers, musicians and artists that represent the culture of that country. It's a cheap event to attend, as most activities are outdoors and free. The end of the celebration is on new years and the festivities are concluded with a breathtaking fireworks display. If you do plan to be in town during carnival, you must realize that most hotels and facilities will be at capacity. It is essential that you make reservations well in advance and you will likely pay a marked up price.
Food and Dining
There are a variety of local specialties in Valparaiso. You shouldn't leave town without trying the chorrillana, which is made with french fries that are covered with steak, onion and fried eggs. The most famous place to try it is J Cruz.

If you're looking for fresh seafood, it can be found in many places around town, but the most popular area is near the muelle, or wharf. For international food, head to Vina del Mar where you'll find Thai, Mexcian, and Argentine restaurants.

For a quick and cheap snack you can pick up bread at any of the countless bakeries, or grab an empanada almost anywhere.

Transportation
There are a handful of ways to travel around Valparaiso. A convenient option is colectivos, which are taxis that run along set routes. They are colored black with yellow roofs. Alternatively, micros are operated by Transporte Metropolitano Valparaiso and follow set routes around town and into the surrounding areas. More recently, Valparaiso has added a light-rail system that runs parallel to the coastline. It begins at the port and travels past some of the more interesting sights around town. While it is more expensive than colectivos and buses, it is a convenient and efficient alternative.


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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.