Currency

Chilean peso (CH$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than CH$65,000

  • Inexpensive hospedaje room/dorm bed: CH$10,000
  • Budget-restaurant dinner main: CH$5000
  • Three-course set lunch: CH$4000–7000

Midrange: CH$65,000–80,000

  • Double room in midrange hotel or B&B: CH$50,000
  • Midrange-restaurant dinner main: CH$8000
  • Car rentals: start at CH$20,000 per day

Top End: More than CH$80,000

  • Double room in top-end hotel: CH$80,000
  • Fine-restaurant dinner main: CH$14,000
  • All-day guided outdoor adventures: CH$30,000–65,000

Bargaining

Unlike some South American countries, bargaining is generally not the norm in Chile.

Money

There are many ATMs downtown and at the zona franca. Several cambios exchange foreign currency and traveler's checks.