South America

Santiago de Chile

The political and financial capital of Chile was founded in 1541. With more than six million inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in South America. Regularly hit by earthquakes, many of its ancient buildings have fallen victim to the brute force of nature. The Gran Torre Santiago tower, however, has defied all seismic attempts to topple it and still rises to its total height of 300m. It is a proud, enduring symbol of a city that generates 45% of Chile's GDP.

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48
Earning level
45
Purchasing power
39
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Facts about Santiago de Chile

Price Level Index
Santiago de Chile
64.7
New York
100.0
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5
48
77
Earnings Level Index
Santiago de Chile
29.5
New York
100.0
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1
7
45
77
Working Time
Santiago de Chile
0/ 36.0m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
46
77
Purchasing Power Index
Santiago de Chile
45.6
New York
100.0
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10
39
77
Did you know…
The largest and oldest university on the North and South American continents is the Universidad de Chile, founded here in 1622.