Valparaiso, Chile – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Valparaiso, Chile.

Located on the Pacific coast of Central Chile, Valparaíso is a major port and educational centre for the country.

Bright, colorful houses and a thriving bohemian feel/culture. Some say the most colorful city in South America. It’s quite a pleasant city, the food is decent by Chilean standards and the nightlife is fairly strong for a city of only 300,000 or so. 

POPULATION: 300,000


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RENT AN APARTMENT IN VALPARAISO

$500 will get you a nice-enough one bedroom

 

NIGHTLIFE IN VALPARAISO

6.75/10

Small but fun. Most bars and clubs are located around Plaza Anibal Pinto, near the ocean. You may want to head to Vina del Mar if you’re looking for a bit more action.

I recommend: La Cantera BarA great place to get a drink and listen to some good music.

 

SAFETY IN VALPARAISO, CHILE

Violent crime is not a problem, but theft is. You have a better chance of getting robbed or pickpocketed here than in either Santiago or Conception.

 

THINGS TO DO IN VALPARAISO, CHILE

Walk along the Muelle Prat, a storied waterfront promenade.

Walk to the Piano Staircase and hike the hills of the residential streets.

Hike up the Cerro Bellavista de Valparaíso for great views of the city.

Visit the Playa Caleta Portales, a great place to eat seafood and watch the sunset.

 

COST OF LIVING IN VALPARAISO

The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.

*Figures are listed in USD

You’ll need a minimum of $1032 USD/month to live in Valparaiso, Chile

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FINAL THOUGHTS

A charming city with a hip bohemian feel.

This city is definitely well adapted for digital nomats and expats.

If you’re an artist or artist at heart, there is something to be gained by a visit to Valparaiso.


OVERALL RATING: 7/10


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