Summary of cost of living in Lima, Peru:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||15.00 S/.||10.00-30.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||100.00 S/.||60.00-240.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||20.00 S/.||18.00-23.50|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||8.00 S/.||5.00-15.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||14.61 S/.||10.00-20.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||10.40 S/.||6.00-18.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||3.33 S/.||2.00-6.00|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||2.21 S/.||1.50-6.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||17.97 S/.||14.38-21.96|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||6.45 S/.||2.72-12.70|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||1.98 S/.||1.50-3.18|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||7.92 S/.||5.00-12.00|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||12.15 S/.||6.80-23.54|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||8.81 S/.||3.86-15.88|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||14.47 S/.||9.07-22.68|
|Apples (1 lb)||2.74 S/.||1.36-4.08|
|Banana (1 lb)||1.73 S/.||1.13-3.63|
|Oranges (1 lb)||1.73 S/.||0.68-4.08|
|Tomato (1 lb)||1.73 S/.||0.91-2.27|
|Potato (1 lb)||1.44 S/.||0.54-2.72|
|Onion (1 lb)||1.53 S/.||0.91-2.45|
|Lettuce (1 head)||2.79 S/.||1.50-4.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||2.82 S/.||1.50-5.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||35.00 S/.||25.00-70.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||5.84 S/.||4.00-10.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||8.43 S/.||5.00-15.00|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||20.00 S/.||17.50-25.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||2.00 S/.||1.50-3.50|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||62.61 S/.||52.00-150.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||10.00 S/.||6.00-17.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||8.85 S/.||8.05-12.87|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||30.00 S/.||18.00-40.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||21.02 S/.||17.15-24.72|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||80,000.00 S/.||60,000.00-87,400.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||87,680.40 S/.||80,262.00-98,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||277.71 S/.||150.00-517.39|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.66 S/.||0.50-0.80|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||109.13 S/.||80.00-180.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||129.67 S/.||70.00-250.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||49.44 S/.||40.00-65.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||25.00 S/.||18.00-35.00|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||746.62 S/.||450.00-1,200.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||21,996.92 S/.||14,400.00-33,600.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||158.61 S/.||89.00-250.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||103.62 S/.||50.00-150.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||272.68 S/.||200.00-400.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||293.12 S/.||180.00-500.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||1,911.05 S/.||1,500.00-2,922.52|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||1,224.69 S/.||800.00-1,950.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||3,597.71 S/.||2,400.00-5,500.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||2,513.62 S/.||1,600.00-4,000.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||676.72 S/.||464.51-929.02|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||500.75 S/.||306.58-678.19|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||1,675.82 S/.|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||8.50||7.00-11.00|
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|Cost of Living in Ica||190.11 miles|
|Cost of Living in Cerro de Pasco||191.70 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Lima|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em Lima|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Lima|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Lima|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Lima|
I do not want to encourage anyone to travel to or live in Peru. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you need to survive in Peru, here are 10 tips that might be helpful:
1. Keep a low profile: Try not to draw too much attention to yourself. Dress modestly and avoid carrying valuable items.
2. Learn Spanish: Try to learn Spanish to help you communicate with locals and avoid misunderstandings.
3. Stay informed: Keep up to date with the latest news and travel warnings. This will help you avoid dangerous areas and stay safe.
4. Stay in a safe area: Try to find a safe place to stay, such as a hotel or guesthouse in a relatively safe area. Avoid staying in remote areas or places with a high crime rate.
5. Keep your documents safe: Keep your passport, ID, and other important documents in a safe place, such as a hotel safe.
6. Avoid public transportation: If possible, avoid using public transportation, as it can be dangerous and unreliable. Consider hiring a private driver or using a taxi service that you trust.
7. Be aware of your surroundings: Always be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking alone or at night. Stay in well-lit areas and avoid dark alleys or deserted streets.
8. Stay healthy: Stay healthy by drinking clean water, eating well-cooked food, and avoiding risky behaviors. Consider getting vaccinated for any potential diseases.
9. Build relationships with locals: Try to build positive relationships with locals. This can help you navigate the local culture and stay safe.
10. Know when to leave: If you feel unsafe or if the situation becomes too dangerous, be prepared to leave the country. Have a plan in place and know how to get to the nearest embassy or consulate.
Dear foreigner, I have not copied anything from anyone and I am not a promoter of anything, I simply provide real information for those who need it. The pandemic was a situation in which we were all affected by restrictions and it happened all over the world. The problem is that we had the bad luck to have Martín Vizcarra as president at that time, a corrupt man of the first level who, thanks to his restrictions, destroyed the economy, but that is another story. Last week the UK waived the visa requirement for Peruvians to enter the country and a few days ago the US increased the number of appointments for interviews for tourist visas, so we are not on a blacklist as you say. The truth is that Peru is not a garden and you should only come if you have the courage and character to take certain risks. Peru is not for fearful or weak people. Here it is like a jungle where you have to be prepared for any kind of unexpected dangerous situation.
Here is some statistical information that may be useful for foreigners.
Peru: Main Indicators of Citizen Security. January - June 2022. (The whole country)
1. REPORTS OF CRIMES
1.1 Complaints for the commission of crimes:
1.2 Reports of stolen vehicles:
1.3 Reported road traffic accidents
1.4 Reports of human trafficking
1.5 Persons in custody
2. REPORTS OF MISDEMEANOURS
Complaints for misdemeanours
3. DISMANTLED GANGS
4. FAMILY AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
4.1 Reports of domestic violence
4.2 Reports of sexual violence
Peru: Reported crimes by department (states or provinces, not cities). January - May 2022.
8 departments with the most complaints.
8 departments with the fewest complaints.
Madre de Dios
This information is from a Peruvian institution called INEI (Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática) https://m.inei.gob.pe/ where you can find all kinds of information about Peru. It is all in Spanish so it is important to learn it considering that almost nobody here speaks English, not because they can't learn it, but because they don't want to learn it, they hate it.
This information is based on this document where you will find more details.
PDF file dated 30/09/2022
Whoever comes to Peru already knows what they are facing, so don't say you weren't warned. It's not all bad, but I wonder what a European or an American is doing here. Of course, life is very cheap here.
Lima is the one place where it is less likely to happen because there, the shops have visible price lists, out in the rest of the country, there will be places where there are no visible price tages, menus etc and they will decide what they can get away with charging - it is on the Vietnam scale of gouging people who don't know the score - it is one of the most irritating things about the place and you will never pay what a local pays until you have been there a very long time.