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Money and costs

Currency
Pesos ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated February 21, 2019 12:39PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
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

ATMs are widely available, except along the Carretera Austral. Credit cards are accepted at higher-end hotels, some restaurants and shops. Traveler's checks are not widely accepted.

Tipping

  • Restaurants It's customary to tip 10% of the bill in restaurants (the bill may include it under 'servicio').

  • Taxis Drivers do not require tips, although you may round off the fare.