Chile destination information

All you need to know before visiting Chile

Chile summary

Chile is a big country with around 18M Chilean. Official language is Spanish. Chile uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC-06:00 to UTC-03:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Chile is Chilean Peso (CLP).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 102
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 39

ATMs in Chile are Common. Internet speed in Chile is on average 6.1 Mbps. In Chile you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Santiago
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 18M ☀️ ~8 °C 🌧 ~60 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 756k km2 (292k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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📧 Chilean visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Chile uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type L.

Languages 🗣️

  • Spanish


Currency 💱

100 CLP = 0.13 USD

Chile uses the Chilean peso (symbol: $), code CLP.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 pesos.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Chile. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is expected in Chile since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Chile uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Chile upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Chile, dial +, then 56 (the country code for Chile), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Chile, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 56 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Chile is on average 6.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Chile is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 11,403.78 CLP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Claro, Entel, Movistar or WOM.


Rules 🚗

In Chile you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Chilean visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Chilean embassies

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