- Cost of Living
- Peru
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Peru**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 23% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Peru is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | S/. 16 (E£ 87) | E£ 142 | - 39% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | S/. 16 (E£ 87) | E£ 68 | + 29% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | S/. 9 (E£ 52) | E£ 39 | + 33% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | S/. 4.63 (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 79% | |

12 eggs, large | S/. 6 (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 64% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | S/. 3.00 (E£ 16) | E£ 11 | + 52% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | S/. 11 (E£ 62) | E£ 31 | + 99% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | S/. 4.42 (E£ 24) | E£ 25 | - 3% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | S/. 2.15 (E£ 12) | E£ 7 | + 79% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | S/. 4.84 (E£ 26) | E£ 21 | + 29% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | S/. 34 (E£ 188) | E£ 157 | + 20% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | S/. 7 (E£ 36) | E£ 12 | + 195% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | S/. 2.11 (E£ 12) | E£ 6 | + 91% | |

Housing | + 61% | |||

Housing in Peru is 61% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | S/. 2,602 (E£ 14,240) | E£ 8,111 | + 76% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | S/. 1,613 (E£ 8,828) | E£ 4,805 | + 84% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | S/. 255 (E£ 1,397) | E£ 916 | + 53% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | S/. 1,888 (E£ 10,330) | E£ 5,675 | + 82% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | S/. 1,022 (E£ 5,594) | E£ 3,470 | + 61% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | S/. 209 (E£ 1,142) | E£ 568 | + 101% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | S/. 94 (E£ 515) | E£ 270 | + 91% | |

40” flat screen TV | S/. 1,332 (E£ 7,287) | E£ 6,190 | + 18% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | S/. 310 (E£ 1,697) | E£ 3,041 | - 44% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | S/. 27 (E£ 146) | E£ 87 | + 68% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | S/. 13 (E£ 69) | E£ 88 | - 21% | |

Clothes | - 19% | |||

Clothes in Peru is 19% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | S/. 138 (E£ 756) | E£ 953 | - 21% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | S/. 121 (E£ 663) | E£ 812 | - 18% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | S/. 241 (E£ 1,321) | E£ 1,984 | - 33% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | S/. 265 (E£ 1,453) | E£ 1,326 | + 10% | |

Transportation | + 28% | |||

Transportation in Peru is 28% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | S/. 64,826 (E£ 354,750) | E£ 472,002 | - 25% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | S/. 3.52 (E£ 19) | E£ 5.17 | + 273% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | S/. 104 (E£ 567) | E£ 329 | + 72% | |

Personal Care | + 62% | |||

Personal Care in Peru is 62% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | S/. 19 (E£ 104) | E£ 42 | + 150% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | S/. 22 (E£ 121) | E£ 82 | + 49% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | S/. 88 (E£ 482) | E£ 253 | + 91% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | S/. 27 (E£ 148) | E£ 57 | + 157% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | S/. 12 (E£ 64) | E£ 52 | + 23% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | S/. 17 (E£ 91) | E£ 48 | + 91% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | S/. 4.29 (E£ 23) | E£ 19 | + 23% | |

Tube of toothpaste | S/. 4.60 (E£ 25) | E£ 20 | + 27% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | S/. 22 (E£ 122) | E£ 64 | + 92% | |

Entertainment | + 5% | |||

Entertainment in Peru is 5% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | S/. 56 (E£ 305) | E£ 344 | - 11% | |

2 tickets to the movies | S/. 33 (E£ 179) | E£ 128 | + 40% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | S/. 132 (E£ 724) | E£ 692 | + 5% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | S/. 117 (E£ 641) | E£ 514 | + 25% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | S/. 21 (E£ 114) | E£ 95 | + 20% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | S/. 11 (E£ 62) | E£ 39 | + 60% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | S/. 13 (E£ 71) | E£ 55 | + 29% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | S/. 2,086 (E£ 11,416) | E£ 11,499 | - 1% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | S/. 0.65 (E£ 3.58) | E£ 4.75 | - 25% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | S/. 164 (E£ 899) | E£ 725 | + 24% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | S/. 10 (E£ 56) | E£ 34 | + 65% | |

TOTAL | + 26% |

These prices were last updated on July 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.472
EGP
/
PEN

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#
Cost of living in
**Peru**
is
**26% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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