Monthly Budget

Budget per month

The following overview will help you to estimate the costs of living for students in Santiago de Chile. Only basic expenses for rent, food and transport have been taken into consideration. The currency conversion for USD is based on the current exchange rate.

Pinchpenny budget 

Pesos USD 
Room Rent 200,000252 USD

Public transport (2 busses/metro per day, Mon-Sun
44,80056 USD
Breakfast, daily 2,0002,52 USD
Lunch, daily 3,0003,78 USD
Dinner, daily3,5004,41 USD
Food, total (homemade food, simple restaurants) 255,000321 USD


Standard budget

Pesos USD
Room Rent 250,000315 USD
Public transport (4 busses/metro per day, Mon-Sun) 89,600113 USD
Breakfast, daily (homemade with fruit and egg)     2,0002,52 USD
Lunch, daily (homemade, simple restaurants) 4,5005,67 USD
Dinner, daily (simple restaurant, incl. 1 beer)8,00011,34 USD
Food, total 405,000510 USD
Movie theatre (4 x)22,00028 USD
TOTAL PER MONTH 796,6001.003 USD
Prices were updated on May, 2020 and are converted by daily exchange rate.