How much are two days in Santiago de Chile?!

The cost breakdown of two days in Santiago de Chile

I spent the first two days of my four week Chile trip in the capital Santiago de Chile. Like always I jotted down exactly how much I spent:

The Program

Day 1: Early morning arrival at the airport in Santiago and drive downtown. Visit of Cerro San Cristobal, the city centre and participation in a guided city tour.

Day 2: Visit of the markets La Vega und Central, walk of the neighbourhood Brasil und visit of the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

Here is a more in depth article about my first two days in Santiago de Chile.

Palacio de la Moneda Santiago de Chile
Palacio de la Moneda – president’s palace in Santiago de Chile

How I travel

  • Transportation: I walk a lot but also take buses or metros from time to time
  • Accommodation: Shared dorm in hostel
  • Food: markets or street food in the centre

Cost breakdown of two days in Santiago de Chile

Day 1: Arrival in Santiago35.25€
Hostel16€
Bus to City Center2€
Metro to Hostel0.90€
Funicular Ride2€
3 Bananas1€
Food2.45€
Metro0.90€
Tips for City Tour10€
Day 219.80€
Hostel16€
Metro0.90€
Food0.50€
Fresh Juice2.40€
Total55.05€

*I used the daily conversion rate (Chilean Peso to Euros). All amounts are rounded up.

Conclusion and tips

A lot of travels say that Chile is quite expensive for budget travellers but I don’t necessarily share this opinion. However, I did not eat out in restaurants, stayed at a cheap hostel and stuck to my budget.

You can find more tips about Santiago in this article.

Have you been to Santiago de Chile? How was it? Did you find it to be cheap or expensive?

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