Santiago, Chile Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Santiago is a classic South American city with plenty to see and do, and good weather through most of the year. It’s also a popular stop of the way to other Chilean cities where you can see more colonial influence or participate in outdoor activities.

Why Visit Santiago

Santiago Facts

Population 5,300,000
Area 7,200,000
Timezone UTC-4
Currency Chilean peso

Where to eat and drink in Santiago

Budget breakfastA simple breakfast consists of marraqueta (local bread) and eggs with nescafé at a modest restaurant.$2.53 - $4.26
Budget lunchLocal dishes like stews or chicken and rice are fairly cheap. International dishes cost quite a bit more.$3.22 - $5.76
Budget dinnerAgain, these prices are for the hearty food the locals eat, rather than fancier places with English-language menus.$5.30 - $8.64
Beer (liter)Cheap beer is served by the liter, with cups for everyone in your group.$2.42 - $3.46
Bottled craft beerThose wanting something other than the local suds will pay quite a bit more for it.$3.46 - $4.84
Wine or cocktail (glass)Decent local wines and pisco sour cocktails are widely available.$2.30 - $3.22
Pastel de Jaiba This creamy crab bisque/stew is one of Santiago's popular signature dishes.$7.49 - $10.94
Completo hot dog mealThis is a hotdog with mayonnaise, tomatoes and avocado on it, the version with shredded beef (same price) is called an As.$1.15 - $1.73
Wine (bottle)Decent red wine by the bottle is cheap, and paying more usually gets better quality.$3.46 - $5.76
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When to visit Santiago

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Santiago Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:47am7:52pm
21 Jun7:46am5:43pm
21 Sep6:34am6:38pm
21 Dec6:30am8:52pm

Where to stay in Santiago

Santiago Hotel Seasons

Santiago Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar9.26 - 34.55
starstarstarstarstar28.06 - 37.62
starstarstarstarstar24.96 - 101.69
starstarstarstarstar34.21 - 155.60
starstarstarstarstar122.44 - 183.58
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Santiago Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed7.47 - 14.03

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