Arriving in any country for the first time can come with a little bit of culture shock. It always helps to quickly read up on the customs, cultures and etiquette of the country rather than accidentally finding yourself in a little bit of a pickle. Here is a guide of everything you need to know before you arrive in Chile, to avoid any unnecessary misconceptions or misunderstandings.
If you’re planning to travel to Santiago soon, keep reading!
Santiago de Chile is a cosmopolitan city. The official language is Spanish. The monetary unit is the peso. Coins are of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 pesos and notes are of 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000 and 20.000. It is advised to change money in banks or currency exchange offices but not in the streets.