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Cost of Living in Peru

Cost of living in Peru is 45.24% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Peru is 69.27% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 S/. 7.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 S/. 40.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.75 S/. 14.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 S/. 4.50-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 S/. 8.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.41 S/. 5.00-11.49
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.42 S/. 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 S/. 1.00-2.59
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16.40 S/. 12.50-22.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.38 S/. 2.72-7.58
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.70 S/. 1.36-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.26 S/. 3.80-7.68
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.66 S/. 5.44-17.24
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.80 S/. 3.63-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.33 S/. 6.80-15.20
Apples (1 lb) 2.29 S/. 1.36-3.18
Banana (1 lb) 1.57 S/. 0.91-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.76 S/. 0.91-3.14
Tomato (1 lb) 1.56 S/. 0.91-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 S/. 0.68-2.22
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 S/. 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.46 S/. 1.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.05 S/. 2.00-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 26.50 S/. 18.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.06 S/. 4.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.26 S/. 6.00-12.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 S/. 8.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 S/. 1.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.50 S/. 50.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 S/. 5.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 S/. 4.83-11.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 S/. 18.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 14.03 S/. 12.50-15.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 60,000.00 S/. 43,000.00-70,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 61,407.89 S/. 46,200.00-75,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 189.28 S/. 100.00-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.47 S/. 0.10-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 133.58 S/. 80.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 162.41 S/. 80.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.04 S/. 20.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 S/. 15.00-25.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 698.03 S/. 300.00-1,100.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,439.40 S/. 9,600.00-26,400.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 145.20 S/. 90.00-200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 100.14 S/. 60.00-170.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 249.20 S/. 199.00-320.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 246.59 S/. 180.00-320.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,200.79 S/. 500.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 802.00 S/. 492.23-1,476.70
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,400.67 S/. 1,400.00-3,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,683.62 S/. 1,000.00-2,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 510.96 S/. 278.71-696.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 320.28 S/. 185.80-557.41
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,516.10 S/.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.71 7.00-15.00

Prices in Peru

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Last update: July 2019
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