Santiago

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
55/265
Details
Large apartment$840.00
Medium apartment$670.00
Rent index [score]0.88
Small apartment$510.00

Cost of Living

8
70/245
Details
5km taxi ride$3.80
A Cappuccino$2.90
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.88
Inflation [score]0.75
Lunch$7.80
Monthly fitness club membership$50.00
Monthly public transport$53.00
Movie ticket$6.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$52.54

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]0.52
Meetups [score]0.51
Meetups groups137
Meetups members58686
Number of investors43
Number of startup events in the last 12 months70
Number of upcoming meetup events31
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.23
Startups [score]0.78
Total number of startups354

Venture Capital

4
115/223
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra CL
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.35

Travel Connectivity

3
151/265
Details
Airport hub40
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.26

Commute

5
76/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Chile/Santiago
Traffic handling [score]0.66

Business Freedom

8
159/263
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
145/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.47
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
172/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.58
Healthcare quality [score]0.76
Life expectancy (years)80.51
Life expectancy [score]0.83

Education

3
192/239
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
213/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.12
Cleanliness [score]0.49
Drinking water quality [score]0.59
Urban greenery [score]0.39

Economy

4
214/262
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
7/265
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
220/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)16.32
Internet access (download) [score]0.40
Internet access (upload) [score]0.21
Upload speed (Mbps)4.48

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
123/265
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
63/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters3505.00
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 70th place of all 245 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Santiago will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. 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)

$580$770
$670
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$50
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$37
Monthly public transport$53
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

1/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

42/262
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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 185 of 265 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

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
194/262
Unemployment
6%
152/263

Languages

English proficiency score
50
204/228
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 de Chile ([sanˈtjaɣo ðe ˈtʃile]), or simply Santiago, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's largest and the most densely populated conurbation. The city is entirely 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 judiciary are located in Santiago, but Congress meets mostly in nearby Valparaíso. Santiago is named after the biblical figure St. James.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Chile
38th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

24th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

15th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

40th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

19th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

101st

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

64th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

66th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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