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Money and Tips in Chile

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Questions on how much to bring and tipping
10 years ago, March 11th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #106271  
N Posts: 3
Hi,
We are traveling to Chile, Santiago and mostly south at the end of March.
We will be visiting for a couple of weeks and are looking for information
on how much US money to convert and bring with us as well as tipping etiquette.

Sorry, I searched for this on these forums but can't seem to find this info.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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10 years ago, March 12th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #106306  
B Posts: 137
You don't want to change money to pesos before you come. You will get a terrible exchange rate. There are ATM machines at the airport and all over the country. There is a per transaction charge with an ATM here, but I believe Scotiabank and Banco Estado do not charge it.
Chile does not have the tipping culture of some other countries. 10% in a restaurant would be the norm, unless it has been added to the bill. A few restaurants do this, but it has to be clear on the bill that it is a service charge and not obligatory. You do not tip taxis but usually round up the fare if you want. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 12th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #106314  
N Posts: 3
Thanks so much for your reply and the information ! Reply to this

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