Santiago

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
61/265
Details
Large apartment$910.00
Medium apartment$730.00
Rent index [score]0.85
Small apartment$540.00

Cost of Living

7
75/248
Details
5km taxi ride$6.90
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.37
Inflation [score]0.72
Lunch$8.00
Monthly fitness club membership$54.00
Monthly public transport$61.00
Movie ticket$7.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$53.23

Startups

6
53/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups7
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.47
Coworking spaces [score]0.56
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co11
Meetups [score]0.57
Meetups groups152
Meetups members83281
Number of investors43
Number of startup events in the last 12 months70
Number of upcoming meetup events20
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events9
Startup events [score]0.32
Startups [score]0.78
Total number of startups321

Venture Capital

1
189/192
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra CL
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

3
151/266
Details
Airport hub40
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.27

Commute

6
72/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Chile/Santiago
Traffic handling [score]0.69

Business Freedom

8
159/264
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
152/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.45
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]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.95

Healthcare

7
173/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.58
Healthcare quality [score]0.76
Life expectancy (years)80.51
Life expectancy [score]0.83

Education

3
193/240
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

5
191/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.15
Cleanliness [score]0.58
Drinking water quality [score]0.65
Urban greenery [score]0.43

Economy

4
215/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area649.64
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
7/266
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

1
266/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)4.41
Internet access (download) [score]0.10
Internet access (upload) [score]0.10
Upload speed (Mbps)2.90

Leisure & Culture

8
49/264
Details
Art galleries91
Art galleries [score]0.90
Cinemas63
Cinemas [score]0.79
Comedy clubs100
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues138
Concerts [score]0.75
Historical sites151
Historical sites [score]0.79
Museums60
Museums [score]0.72
Performing art venues135
Performing arts [score]0.85
Sport venues196
Sports [score]0.87
Zoos45
Zoos [score]0.85

Tolerance

7
131/266
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.68
LGBT Equality Index74.58
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.76
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
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]0.68

Outdoors

5
64/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters3706.50
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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Cost of living

Costs of living in Santiago are in the 75th place of all 248 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.

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$54
Movie ticket$7
Broadband internet connection$37
Monthly public transport$61
Lunch$8
-46%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Santiago are below average. For this job type, Santiago ranks 150th for salaries among 265 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)

$37,351
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

4%
For annual salary of $40000
10%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

19%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

1/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

42/263
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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 191 of 266 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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Startup Visa

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

Population of Santiago

6,193,900
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
195/263
Unemployment
7%
166/264

Languages

English proficiency score
50
204/228
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Work in:

Founder
10.71%
Software Engineer
6.75%
Graphic Designer
4.76%
Web Designer
3.57%
Operations Manager
3.17%
Marketing Manager
3.17%
Administrative Assistant
2.78%
Other
65.08%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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