- Cost of Living
- Peru
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 17% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Peru is 17% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | S/. 15 (E£ 78) | E£ 145 | - 46% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | S/. 16 (E£ 86) | E£ 71 | + 21% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | S/. 9 (E£ 49) | E£ 39 | + 25% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | S/. 4.70 (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 78% | |

12 eggs, large | S/. 6 (E£ 34) | E£ 22 | + 55% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | S/. 3.12 (E£ 17) | E£ 11 | + 59% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | S/. 11 (E£ 59) | E£ 33 | + 79% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | S/. 4.66 (E£ 25) | E£ 26 | - 3% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | S/. 2.09 (E£ 11) | E£ 7 | + 71% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | S/. 4.96 (E£ 27) | E£ 21 | + 24% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | S/. 34 (E£ 181) | E£ 156 | + 16% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | S/. 7 (E£ 36) | E£ 12 | + 192% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | S/. 2.05 (E£ 11) | E£ 6 | + 84% | |

Housing | + 59% | |||

Housing in Peru is 59% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | S/. 2,562 (E£ 13,765) | E£ 8,151 | + 69% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | S/. 1,582 (E£ 8,501) | E£ 5,100 | + 67% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | S/. 244 (E£ 1,310) | E£ 899 | + 46% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | S/. 2,095 (E£ 11,255) | E£ 5,889 | + 91% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | S/. 1,145 (E£ 6,152) | E£ 3,880 | + 59% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | S/. 180 (E£ 966) | E£ 604 | + 60% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | S/. 94 (E£ 506) | E£ 251 | + 101% | |

40” flat screen TV | S/. 1,341 (E£ 7,203) | E£ 6,122 | + 18% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | S/. 307 (E£ 1,650) | E£ 2,985 | - 45% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | S/. 29 (E£ 155) | E£ 101 | + 53% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | S/. 13 (E£ 71) | E£ 88 | - 19% | |

Clothes | - 10% | |||

Clothes in Peru is 10% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | S/. 138 (E£ 743) | E£ 907 | - 18% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | S/. 135 (E£ 725) | E£ 790 | - 8% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | S/. 258 (E£ 1,388) | E£ 1,891 | - 27% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | S/. 274 (E£ 1,471) | E£ 1,119 | + 31% | |

Transportation | + 13% | |||

Transportation in Peru is 13% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | S/. 64,206 (E£ 344,925) | E£ 459,253 | - 25% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | S/. 3.69 (E£ 20) | E£ 5.73 | + 246% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | S/. 101 (E£ 544) | E£ 435 | + 25% | |

Personal Care | + 53% | |||

Personal Care in Peru is 53% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | S/. 20 (E£ 105) | E£ 37 | + 182% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | S/. 22 (E£ 117) | E£ 79 | + 48% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | S/. 105 (E£ 563) | E£ 314 | + 79% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | S/. 25 (E£ 132) | E£ 51 | + 158% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | S/. 11 (E£ 58) | E£ 52 | + 12% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | S/. 15 (E£ 83) | E£ 48 | + 74% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | S/. 4.21 (E£ 23) | E£ 21 | + 10% | |

Tube of toothpaste | S/. 4.08 (E£ 22) | E£ 21 | + 6% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | S/. 24 (E£ 129) | E£ 69 | + 88% | |

Entertainment | + 1% | |||

Entertainment in Peru is 1% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | S/. 57 (E£ 308) | E£ 323 | - 5% | |

2 tickets to the movies | S/. 35 (E£ 185) | E£ 131 | + 41% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | S/. 126 (E£ 676) | E£ 693 | - 2% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | S/. 126 (E£ 675) | E£ 515 | + 31% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | S/. 22 (E£ 120) | E£ 104 | + 15% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | S/. 11 (E£ 59) | E£ 41 | + 47% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | S/. 13 (E£ 68) | E£ 56 | + 21% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | S/. 1,939 (E£ 10,416) | E£ 10,206 | + 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | S/. 0.65 (E£ 3.49) | E£ 4.68 | - 25% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | S/. 146 (E£ 784) | E£ 831 | - 6% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | S/. 10 (E£ 52) | E£ 36 | + 43% | |

TOTAL | + 20% |

These prices were last updated on October 16, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.372
EGP
/
PEN

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#
Cost of living in
**Peru**
is
**20% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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