Chile is a diverse country with a mix of ethnicities.
Some of the ethnic groups you could find in Chile include:
Mestizo: people of mixed European and indigenous ancestry
Indigenous: Chile is home to a number of indigenous groups, including Mapuche, Aymara and Rapa Nui people, among others.
Afro-Chilean: a small but significant population of people of African descent.
European: descendants of Spanish, Italian, German, and another European immigrants.
Asian: a small but growing population of people of Asian descent.
It al depends on what you need.
What can Chile offer me?
Chile is home to a diverse array of landscapes and historical sites, from the Atacama Desert in the north to the glaciers and fjords of Patagonia in the south. It also has the Andes mountains and a long coastline, offering many opportunities for beautiful scenery.
The standard time zone in Chile is UTC/GMT -4 hours. This condition makes it possible to match working day hours with Europe and the USA. Chile is almost at the same time as the east cost of USA.
Our power supply is 220 volts at 50 Hz. all along Chile
Various international adapter plugs can be purchased locally for computers and other electrical appliances in almost any department store or supermarket. Remember that Chile uses the C & L plug, so be prepared for emergency charging while traveling in or to Chile.
The national currency is the chilean peso ($ or CLP), which exists in bills of $1.000, $2.000, $5.000, $10.000 & $20.000 and coins of $10, $50, $100 & $500. Foreign cash is not generally used (USD and EUR), except for hotels that may waive the value-added tax (IVA) if you are a foreigner, when you pay in US dollars or credit card.
Foreign currency may be exchanged at any bank or Foreign Exchange Office, or usually at your hotel. Credit cards are widely used and accepted. There is no surcharge for their use depending on your bank agreements. The most commonly accepted cards are Visa and Master Card. In medium to large businesses American Express and Diners are also accepted. Always check before making any purchase or payment.
CUSTOMS AND FREIGHTS
Chile is well known for having a strict customs process, but in our advantage, we are only country in South America that offers de ATA carnet system, which always makes the process smoother and simplifies most of the import paperwork. Our recommendation is to always give the importance needed to full fill every requirements of the customs and freight process. For this, every detail involved in the cargo is required:
- Value • Serial Number or Model (if applicable) • Size • Volume • Weight • Composition • Manufactures specs • Packing conditions and specifications • And every useful information you might think is worthy to include