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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed at a hostel: CH$8000–14,000
  • Empanadas: CH$2000
  • Bike-share rental: CH$5000
  • Double room at a guesthouse or hostel: CH$23,000–50,000
  • Lunch with fresh fruit juice at a cafe: CH$7000
  • Museum visit: Free–CH$4500
  • Short taxi trip: CH$5000
Top end (more than)
  • Double room at a boutique hotel: CH$75,000–200,000
  • High-end dinner with a glass of wine: CH$20,000
  • Night at the theater: CH$10,000
  • Car rental: CH$33,000

You're never far from an ATM in Santiago. Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and plain old street corners are all likely locations: look for the burgundy-and-white 'Redbanc' sign. Counterfeit currency does circulate in town; be especially wary of nonlicensed money changers.

Cambios Afex Reliable exchange office with branches around town.