Cost of living in Arequipa, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Arequipa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: S/. 6,049
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: S/. 2,453
  • Arequipa is the 3rd cheapest city in Latin America (33 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Arequipa is cheaper than in 97% of cities in the World (152 out of 157)
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List of prices in Arequipa
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) S/. 15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 4.26
12 eggs, large S/. 5.57
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 5.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 5.87
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 30
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 1.50
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 1,634
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area S/. 883
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 118
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area S/. 1,451
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area S/. 775
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio S/. 102
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) S/. 67
40” flat screen tv S/. 1,216
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 386
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 27
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 19
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 147
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 122
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 230
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 248
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 48,371
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 3.65
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 30
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 26
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 69
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 15
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 4.10
Tube of toothpaste S/. 4.98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 21
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 38
2 tickets to the movies S/. 28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 97
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 85
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 25
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb S/. 2,039
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.58
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 130
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 15
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 729 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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