Santiago

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
77/264
Details
Large apartment$858.55
Medium apartment$695.45
Rent index [score]0.86
Small apartment$532.34

Cost of Living

7
79/261
Details
5km taxi ride$4.70
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.35
Inflation [score]0.70
Lunch$8.50
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$56.00
Movie ticket$6.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$51.56

Startups

6
59/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups10
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.42
Coworking spaces [score]0.53
Meetups [score]0.41
Meetups groups104
Meetups members39948
Number of investors43
Number of startup events in the last 12 months76
Number of upcoming meetup events14
Startup climate scene [score]0.48
Startup events5
Startup events13
Startup events [score]0.27
Startups [score]0.79
Total number of startups375

Venture Capital

4
103/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra CL
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.39

Travel Connectivity

3
146/264
Details
Airport hub40
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.28

Commute

5
67/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Chile/Santiago
Traffic handling [score]0.72

Business Freedom

8
157/262
Details
Business freedom72.10
Business freedom [score]0.60
Freedom from corruption73.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.77
Lack of labor restrictions64.30
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.53
Time to open a business5.50
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

7
155/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.44
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents11
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.95
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.95

Healthcare

7
111/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.56
Healthcare quality [score]0.75
Life expectancy (years)80.51
Life expectancy [score]0.83

Education

3
191/238
Details
Best university in rankingPontifical Catholic University of Chile
Best university ranking450
Country mean scores in PISA math test421.44
Country mean scores in PISA reading test441.40
Country mean scores in PISA science test444.93
PISA math ranking (high school)39
PISA ranking37
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.43
PISA reading (high school)30
PISA science (high school)34
Percent of happy students0.84
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.52
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.33
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.34
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.02
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.01
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

4
212/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.11
Cleanliness [score]0.51
Drinking water quality [score]0.57
Urban greenery [score]0.36

Economy

4
213/261
Details
Currency for urban areaCLP
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.37
GDP per capita$22971.44
GDP per capita [score]0.38

Taxation

9
7/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.79
Income tax level [score]1.00
Profit tax (% of profit)0.30
Time overhead to file company taxes291
VAT (Sales Tax)0.19

Internet Access

3
213/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)19.65
Internet access (download) [score]0.41
Internet access (upload) [score]0.20
Upload speed (Mbps)4.36

Leisure & Culture

8
46/263
Details
Art galleries79
Art galleries [score]0.92
Cinemas66
Cinemas [score]0.79
Comedy clubs102
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues147
Concerts [score]0.76
Historical sites128
Historical sites [score]0.81
Museums59
Museums [score]0.72
Performing art venues99
Performing arts [score]0.86
Sport venues213
Sports [score]0.87
Zoos45
Zoos [score]0.85

Tolerance

6
139/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.68
LGBT Equality Index74.98
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.77
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.48

Outdoors

4
163/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.78
Median peak in meters2309.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)573.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Santiago are in the 79th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$447$618
$532
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$7
Broadband internet connection$37
Monthly public transport$56
Lunch$9
-47%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Santiago are above average. For this job type, Santiago ranks 125th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Santiago.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$44,774
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

10.70
Guns per 100 people
1.95
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Santiago in position 194 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Startup Visa

Start-Up Chile
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoYes1 year
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People in Santiago

Population of Santiago

4,837,295
1,409 /km²
97/264
Density (people per unit of area)
7%
Growth in 2015-2020
Santiago

Demographics of Chile

Median age
34
Elderly people
11%
Life expectancy at birth
79
GDP per capita (in USD)
$22,971
193/261
Unemployment
6%
152/262

Languages

English proficiency score
50
203/227
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Work in:

Founder
10.36%
Software Engineer
6.77%
Graphic Designer
4.78%
Web Designer
3.59%
Operations Manager
3.19%
Marketing Manager
3.19%
Administrative Assistant
2.79%
Other
65.34%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Santiago

Santiago (/ˌsæntiˈɑːɡ/; Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo]), also known as Santiago de Chile [sanˈtjaɣo ðe ˈtʃile], is the capital and largest city of Chile. It is also the center of its largest conurbation. Santiago is located in the country's central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706 ft) above mean sea level.

Founded in 1541, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago's cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. These mountains contribute to a considerable smog problem, particularly during winter. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards and Santiago is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile and is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. The Chilean executive and judicial powers are located in Santiago, but Congress meets mostly in nearby Valparaíso. Santiago is named after the biblical figure St. James.

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