The average price of a 7-day trip to Santiago is $1,555 for a solo traveler, $2,793 for a couple, and $5,236 for a family of 4. Santiago hotels range from $42 to $173 per night with an average of $85, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $360 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) are between $1,113 and $1,606 per person for economy flights and $3,493 to $5,040 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $30 to $65 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Santiago, CL

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to SCL and stay in a Santiago hotel:

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 3rd and September 17th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Santiago is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Santiago Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Santiago for a week is $1,085-$2,290($155-$327 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $65 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $581 to $1,349 for economy

Lodging: $49 to $81 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $50 to $62 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Santiago for a week is $2,940-$4,608($420-$658 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $130 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,162 to $2,698 for economy

Lodging: $49 to $81 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $50 to $62 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Santiago for a week is $3,644-$8,188($521-$1,170 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $120 to $260 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,324 to $5,396 for economy

Lodging: $98 to $162 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $80 to $87 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Santiago

How cheap can you make a vacation to Santiago? The cheapest trip to Santiago is about $117 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $35.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Santiago for a week is $819-$1,939($117-$277 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $32 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $581 to $1,349 for economy

Lodging: $35 to $42 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Santiago for a week is $1,512-$3,512($216-$502 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $64 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,162 to $2,698 for economy

Lodging: $35 to $42 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Santiago for a week is $2,946-$6,802($421-$972 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $128 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,324 to $5,396 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $84 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $29 to $85 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Santiago cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Santiago Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Santiago.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Santiago for a week is $2,316-$9,436($331-$1,348 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $57 to $143 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,185 to $3,683 for first class

Lodging: $122 to $173 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Santiago for a week is $3,900-$14,120($557-$2,017 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $114 to $286 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,370 to $7,366 for first class

Lodging: $122 to $173 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Santiago for a week is $7,800-$26,338($1,114-$3,763 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $228 to $572 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,740 to $14,732 for first class

Lodging: $244 to $346 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $576 to $1,267 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Santiago Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Santiago is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Santiago due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Santiago Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Santiago hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Santiago.

 

Flight Costs to Santiago

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,606 average in late December to a low of $1,113 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $1,335. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Santiago our data includes 234 originating airports, and 84 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Santiago from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $16,163 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like La Florida (LSC) in La Serena (Chile) at an average of just $49.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Santiago, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $492, so you can easily save about 44% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Santiago can easily cost $240 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $16 per person. Private tours can cost $486 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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