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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Rental Costs Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I did a search and couldn't find the answer so will ask.

How much is the ave rent in Santiago for a 1 bedroom apartment - NOT A STUDIO.

I have 2 cats so a studio is not doable

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Joined: 18 Jan 2013
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Location: Valparaiso

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: apartments in Santiago Reply with quote


It all depends in where you want to live in Santiago...Its a big city with a lot of different communities...Also if you want to travel everyday on the subway or you want to walk to work...

I lived in Santiago Centro...I payed 150,000 peso per month...It was an old aparment but it had two rooms (one bed, one living) a kitchen and a bathroom, as well as a closet. It was in the middle of downtown...but downtown can be a little noisey and a little crazy. Providencia and Los Condes are going to be a lot more expensive. but Nuņoa mightbe but its also a cool part of the city. La Florida migth be cheaper but you will be spending a lot of time on the metro...

Hope this helps! let me know if you have anyother questions
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Joined: 01 May 2012
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Location: Lawrence, Kansas

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The previous post here is very accurate. I pay slightly higher, 200.000 CLP ($400 USD) for the same area, but my building is brand new with lots of amenities - security, pool, bbq area, roof top bar, gym - and I probably also got the gringo price. I looked at about 20 different apartments before choosing mine, and in the Eastern part of Centro 150.000 - 300.000 for 1 bedroom unfurnished was fairly typical (for newer, high rise buildings with security, which was my target). And from speaking with friends you can definitely find 2 bedrooms for about the same price in centro. Or if you want to live with a Chilean (have your own room) then you will probably pay around 100.000 - 150.000 clp but you won't have to pay to furnish it. Furnished 1 bedrooms start closer to 250.000 to 300.000. Again, these are based on Centro, Nunoa maybe slightly higher, Provi/las condes much higher, other communas lower but not as accessible to metro. I can't say anything about the safety of other communas bc I don't know, Centro and further NE from there are all safe. Barrio Yungay or Barrio Brasil have been suggested to me as good neighborhoods, both centro ish.

However, if you don't have a visa, or even sometimes a permanent residency visa, expect to pay extra months in advance as a deposit as they don't always like to rent to foreigners (there are fewer of us here and thus they aren't as accustomed to it!)
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Joined: 07 May 2003
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Location: England

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any tips for online listings? can be in spanish--we're trying to practise as much as we can before we go. haven't picked a country yet, but getting a handle on housing costs will help with decisions a lot.
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