Cost of living in Chimbote, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Chimbote

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: S/. 4,926
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: S/. 2,059
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List of prices in Chimbote, Peru. Current as of Jun 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) S/. 8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 5.00
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 2.30
12 eggs, large S/. 4.28
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 2.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 3.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 2.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 1.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 2.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 20
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 5.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 1.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 1,028
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area S/. 750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 150
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/. 85
40” flat screen tv S/. 2,500
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 300
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 5.00
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 200
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 148
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 200
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 180
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 27,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 4.00
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 116
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/. 8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 50
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 3.50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 2.50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 7
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 3.00
Tube of toothpaste S/. 2.50
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 8
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 20
2 tickets to the movies S/. 22
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/. 60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 9
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.50
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 200
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 3.50
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: June 30, 2020

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