Cost of living in Callao, Peru

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) S/. 17
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 15
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 3.00
12 eggs, large S/. 5.60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 4.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 3.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 4.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 40
2 liters of Coca-Cola S/. 5.60
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 4.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area S/. 2,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 250
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) S/. 400
40” flat screen TV S/. 7,999
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 600
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) S/. 169
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) S/. 299
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 399
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 399
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 30,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 3.50
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 90
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 30
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) S/. 29
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 15
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 4.00
Tube of toothpaste S/. 3.50
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 40
2 tickets to the movies S/. 40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 50
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 130
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 5.00
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 150
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes S/. 6.00
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 31, 2013.

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