Viña del Mar

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The town of Viña dellMar is located in the province of Valparaiso, eight kilometers from its administrative center. Its name is Spanish for Wineries by the Sea. A short distance between the two towns can be crossed in 10 minutes by the Metro. Vigneault-de-Mar is practically the administrative center of the city. It has a well-developed recreation and entertainment structure. It is considered the most popular resort on the Central Coast. Thanks to an abundance of parks, beautiful green alleys and gardens, it has been given the beautiful, unconventional name of Garden City. It continues to expand its borders, increasing its area. Many new shopping malls, high-rise residential buildings, and restaurants have appeared on the streets lately. Two Art Nouveau palaces are considered the hallmarks of Viennese-les-Mar. One rises on the cliff, the other stands on an elevated site with a slope facing the ocean.

100 USD = 2.87 CLF

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  • Air quality: 55 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 330,000 people
  • GDP: $13,794 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 16 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Entel
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Most bills have the total and below it a suggested 10% and a new total including this amount. If paying by card they ask if you wish to include the total plus the 10%. They are not allowed, by law, to give you a bill with the 10% already included in the total.
  • Apartment listings: Vivastreet
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best hospital: Servicio de Salud Via del Mar Quillota
  • Best intl air carrier: KLM
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1050
  • Monthly costs for family: $2400
  • Monthly costs for local: $700
  • Meal: $5
  • Small Cola: $1.7
  • Beer 1 Pint: $4.5
  • Coffee: $3

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