Cost of living in Arequipa, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Arequipa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: S/. 6,189
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: S/. 2,621
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Arequipa
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 21
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/. 5.02
12 eggs, large S/. 5.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 4.64
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 30
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 1.70
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 2,013
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/. 123
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area S/. 1,284
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area S/. 867
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio S/. 83
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) S/. 68
40” flat screen tv S/. 1,261
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 413
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 29
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 17
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 154
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 88
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 209
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/. 39,581
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 4.34
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 27
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 26
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 64
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 24
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/. 4.45
Tube of toothpaste S/. 5.58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 21
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 45
2 tickets to the movies S/. 27
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/. 84
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 5.71
Ipad wi-fi 128gb S/. 1,969
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.61
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 120
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 12
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 239 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

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