Cost of living comparison

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Iceland is 75.1% more expensive than Santiago.

If you lived in Iceland instead of Santiago, you would:

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pay 70.7% more for restaurants

 
Santiago
Iceland
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $10.93
CLF0.3500
$19.51
ISK2,699
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.75
CLF0.2800
$16.45
ISK2,275
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.62
CLF0.0500
$2.70
ISK374

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pay 53.6% more for groceries

 
Santiago
Iceland
Bread
1 loaf
$1.64
CLF0.0500
$3.16
ISK436
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.60
CLF0.1800
$6.72
ISK929
Milk (1 gallon) $4.90
CLF0.1600
$6.27
ISK867

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pay 81.7% more for transportation

 
Santiago
Iceland
Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.36
CLF0.1700
$8.42
ISK1,164
Monthly public transit pass $43.74
CLF1.4100
$68.29
ISK9,444
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $17,494.37
CLF564.9100
$39,714.69
ISK5,492,145

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pay 2.4 times more for housing

 
Santiago
Iceland
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$21.91
CLF0.7100
$74.47
ISK10,299
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $543.19
CLF17.5400
$1,518.94
ISK210,054
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $457.36
CLF14.7700
$1,325.48
ISK183,300

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pay 24.9% less for childcare

 
Santiago
Iceland
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $405.22
CLF13.0800
$254.97
ISK35,259
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $6,858.55
CLF221.4700
$5,993.83
ISK828,886

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pay 2.0 times more for entertainment and sports

 
Santiago
Iceland
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $3.28
CLF0.1100
$9.37
ISK1,296
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.97
CLF0.1000
$4.61
ISK638
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.47
CLF0.1800
$11.22
ISK1,551

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pay 98.8% more for clothing

 
Santiago
Iceland
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$54.28
CLF1.7500
$108.23
ISK14,967
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$32.49
CLF1.0500
$59.73
ISK8,260
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$74.64
CLF2.4100
$146.94
ISK20,320

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