Cost of living in Lima, Peru

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district S/. 15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) S/. 14
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 3.76
12 eggs, large S/. 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 6
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes S/. 4.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 4.20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 32
2 liters of Coca-Cola S/. 5.12
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 3.09
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area S/. 3,037
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 225
Internet 8MB (1 month) S/. 143
40” flat screen TV S/. 1,486
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt S/. 399
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 22
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 7
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) S/. 155
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) S/. 177
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) S/. 275
1 pair of leather business shoes S/. 287
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 57,587
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 4.12
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 140
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) S/. 35
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) S/. 37
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) S/. 30
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 21
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 5.39
Tube of toothpaste S/. 9
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 76
2 tickets to the movies S/. 37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 208
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert S/. 119
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 20
Capuccino in expat area of the city S/. 8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 7
iPod nano 16GB S/. 509
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.65
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 203
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes S/. 7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,075 prices entered by 369 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2015.

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