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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Jose and Lima 

You would need around 7,514.65S/. (1,477,124.84₡) in Lima to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 1,600,000.00₡ in San Jose (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Lima are 9.93% lower than in San Jose
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Lima are 7.68% lower than in San Jose
Rent Prices in Lima are 0.90% lower than in San Jose
Restaurant Prices in Lima are 26.59% lower than in San Jose
Groceries Prices in Lima are 19.82% lower than in San Jose
Local Purchasing Power in Lima is 0.91% lower than in San Jose

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  San Jose  Lima      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,373.20 ₡     2,358.79 ₡      -46.06 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 21,866.00 ₡     16,860.84 ₡      -22.89 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 3,826.55 ₡     2,991.44 ₡      -21.82 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1,225.00 ₡     982.83 ₡      -19.77 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2,186.60 ₡     1,965.66 ₡      -10.10 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1,290.82 ₡     1,483.13 ₡      +14.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 825.68 ₡     526.32 ₡      -36.26 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 691.94 ₡     364.48 ₡      -47.32 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 755.15 ₡     798.09 ₡      +5.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 650.00 ₡     880.95 ₡      +35.53 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1,334.99 ₡     758.18 ₡      -43.21 %
Eggs (12) 1,733.31 ₡     1,030.13 ₡      -40.57 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 3,581.64 ₡     4,230.80 ₡      +18.12 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 4,050.60 ₡     3,161.44 ₡      -21.95 %
Apples (1kg) 2,549.28 ₡     1,226.95 ₡      -51.87 %
Oranges (1kg) 1,046.65 ₡     1,002.39 ₡      -4.23 %
Tomato (1kg) 511.66 ₡     648.67 ₡      +26.78 %
Potato (1kg) 523.32 ₡     598.10 ₡      +14.29 %
Lettuce (1 head) 445.99 ₡     461.84 ₡      +3.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,154.99 ₡     512.03 ₡      -55.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5,750.00 ₡     4,914.15 ₡      -14.54 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,013.98 ₡     874.16 ₡      -13.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1,198.32 ₡     1,142.76 ₡      -4.64 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1,508.75 ₡     1,367.85 ₡      -9.34 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 375.00 ₡     299.14 ₡      -20.23 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20,000.00 ₡     35,973.54 ₡      +79.87 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 605.00 ₡     982.83 ₡      +62.45 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 601.32 ₡     815.85 ₡      +35.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9,839.70 ₡     5,438.98 ₡      -44.72 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 759.58 ₡     820.71 ₡      +8.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,653,100.00 ₡     10,877,961.52 ₡      -30.51 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 29,670.49 ₡     37,622.23 ₡      +26.80 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 34.75 ₡     130.00 ₡      +274.14 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35,349.18 ₡     28,025.97 ₡      -20.72 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24,039.76 ₡     38,768.27 ₡      +61.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9,733.25 ₡     4,303.97 ₡      -55.78 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 ₡     3,040.67 ₡      -23.98 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 32,099.25 ₡     29,921.71 ₡      -6.78 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33,843.67 ₡     33,209.50 ₡      -1.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 52,332.50 ₡     48,061.86 ₡      -8.16 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 50,765.50 ₡     52,178.00 ₡      +2.78 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 247,595.50 ₡     355,840.72 ₡      +43.72 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 226,079.38 ₡     218,644.20 ₡      -3.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 500,000.00 ₡     573,262.58 ₡      +14.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 611,542.50 ₡     415,323.17 ₡      -32.09 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 628,647.50 ₡     1,054,042.97 ₡      +67.67 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 601,315.00 ₡     603,821.22 ₡      +0.42 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 363,885.42 ₡     332,881.68 ₡      -8.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 13.33     10.00      -25.00 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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