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Chile - Currency and Cost of Living
Examples (US Dollars):
Meal for two at an excellent restaurant, including wine: $30-50
Set lunch in local restaurant of chicken, mashed potatoes and salad: $4
Litre of milk: 70c
Kilo of filet steak: $8
Decent bottle of red wine: $5-6
Kilo fresh fish: $4-6
Kilo apples: 70c
Large pineapple: $1.50
Pack of cigarettes: $3
Litre of petrol: $1.20 Full time live in maid: $5-600/month
Another advantage is that Chile is a major producer of fruit, vegetables and fresh seafood and salmon meaning that the prices of these basic goods are very cheap.
The local currency is the Chilean Peso. US Dollars are not widely accepted except at tourist spots and large hotels.
ATMs are widely available and are the best means of obtaining local currency. Credit cards can be used in most shops and restaurants. Travellers' cheques are not commonly accepted.
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