Santiago (Chile)

Santiago is the capital city of Chile the central region of the country, located about 500 m above sea level. The city's climate is cool and half-arid. The temperatures are moving close to 30 C in summer and are about 10 C in winter (from May to August). Rain falls mainly during these months. The city's location between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean makes it possible to be skiing in the morning and laze on the beach later the same day. Santiago is a very modern city for South American. In addition to numerous old buildings, the area has the tallest building in Latin America, recognizable skylines, numerous shopping centers, universities and a modern public transport network. The city also has a number of good parks. Just outside the city are great mountaineering opportunities and Chile's famous vineyards.

Population: 6,300,000
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: Spanish
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 133 (poliisi), 131 (ambulanssi), 132 (palokunta)
Currency: Chilean peso (CLP)
Electric plugs: L
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Tipping is not expected. However giving a 5 to 10% tip is appreciated depending on whether or not a service charge is included.
Time in destination: Jan 24, 2021, 7:25:31 PM

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Weather Forecast


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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 86.0 55.4 0
February - 84.2 55.4 0
March - 82.4 51.8 0
April - 73.4 44.6 0
May - 66.2 41.0 4
June - 59.0 39.2 5
July - 59.0 37.4 4
August - 60.8 39.2 4
September - 66.2 42.8 3
October - 71.6 46.4 0
November - 78.8 50.0 0
December - 82.4 53.6 0

More information: Santiago forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Santiago is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $53.39, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $178.44, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $56.41
  • Hotel (3 stars): $84.62
  • Hotel (4 stars): $128.24
  • Hotel (5 stars): $259.80
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $7.28
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $14.15
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.65
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.59
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $7.55

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Santiago has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 44.8 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 66.2 (a little weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 35.2 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

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Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: An international driving license is generally recommended, but not necessarily required.
  • Direction of traffic: In South America the traffic is right-handed. The only exceptions to this are Guyana and Suriname.
  • Age restrictions: In Argentina the age limit for driving is 21 years.
  • Roads, bridges and tunnels with toll: Geography of toll roads North and South America

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