Chile travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Chile 🇨🇱

Chile is part of Americas with main city at Santiago. Its Developing country with a population of 18M people. The main currency is Chilean Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish. the Republic of Chile is the formal name of Chile It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~9.59 °C   🌧 ~39.50 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 18M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

Local law prohibits political activity by foreign nationals. Participation in protests or demonstrations may result in detention or deportation. Avoid protests and follow advice from local authorities (see Safety and security). Exercise a high degree of caution in Chile.

issued date: November 15, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

💱 Currencies Used

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.

🏧 ATMs

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.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Chile is on average 6.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Chile is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

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. Chile uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. 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 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

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

Last updated: November 14, 2019