- Cost of Living
- Peru
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 34% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Peru is 34% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | S/. 16 (E£ 86) | E£ 128 | - 33% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | S/. 15 (E£ 84) | E£ 61 | + 38% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | S/. 9 (E£ 49) | E£ 38 | + 28% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | S/. 4.65 (E£ 26) | E£ 14 | + 89% | |

12 eggs, large | S/. 6 (E£ 34) | E£ 22 | + 57% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | S/. 3.05 (E£ 17) | E£ 7 | + 128% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | S/. 12 (E£ 66) | E£ 30 | + 119% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | S/. 4.19 (E£ 23) | E£ 22 | + 3% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | S/. 2.60 (E£ 14) | E£ 6 | + 120% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | S/. 4.87 (E£ 27) | E£ 18 | + 47% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | S/. 34 (E£ 186) | E£ 155 | + 20% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | S/. 6 (E£ 34) | E£ 11 | + 219% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | S/. 2.33 (E£ 13) | E£ 5.18 | + 147% | |

Housing | + 117% | |||

Housing in Peru is 117% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | S/. 2,612 (E£ 14,343) | E£ 6,285 | + 128% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | S/. 1,648 (E£ 9,047) | E£ 3,353 | + 170% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | S/. 292 (E£ 1,601) | E£ 607 | + 164% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | S/. 1,930 (E£ 10,596) | E£ 4,057 | + 161% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | S/. 952 (E£ 5,230) | E£ 1,976 | + 165% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | S/. 282 (E£ 1,548) | E£ 447 | + 246% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | S/. 93 (E£ 513) | E£ 265 | + 94% | |

40” flat screen TV | S/. 1,419 (E£ 7,790) | E£ 6,250 | + 25% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | S/. 345 (E£ 1,895) | E£ 2,902 | - 35% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | S/. 22 (E£ 122) | E£ 82 | + 49% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | S/. 12 (E£ 67) | E£ 36 | + 86% | |

Clothes | - 18% | |||

Clothes in Peru is 18% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | S/. 134 (E£ 738) | E£ 864 | - 15% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | S/. 113 (E£ 622) | E£ 790 | - 21% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | S/. 239 (E£ 1,311) | E£ 1,705 | - 23% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | S/. 248 (E£ 1,359) | E£ 1,319 | + 3% | |

Transportation | + 27% | |||

Transportation in Peru is 27% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | S/. 60,357 (E£ 331,424) | E£ 468,079 | - 29% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | S/. 3.72 (E£ 20) | E£ 4.51 | + 353% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | S/. 90 (E£ 494) | E£ 258 | + 92% | |

Personal Care | + 76% | |||

Personal Care in Peru is 76% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | S/. 16 (E£ 86) | E£ 40 | + 118% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | S/. 17 (E£ 91) | E£ 76 | + 20% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | S/. 75 (E£ 412) | E£ 235 | + 76% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | S/. 25 (E£ 138) | E£ 54 | + 158% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | S/. 13 (E£ 70) | E£ 43 | + 63% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | S/. 16 (E£ 89) | E£ 39 | + 129% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | S/. 4.47 (E£ 25) | E£ 16 | + 56% | |

Tube of toothpaste | S/. 4.78 (E£ 26) | E£ 19 | + 39% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | S/. 17 (E£ 94) | E£ 50 | + 87% | |

Entertainment | + 40% | |||

Entertainment in Peru is 40% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | S/. 52 (E£ 286) | E£ 276 | + 3% | |

2 tickets to the movies | S/. 29 (E£ 161) | E£ 121 | + 34% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | S/. 108 (E£ 592) | E£ 426 | + 39% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | S/. 116 (E£ 639) | E£ 438 | + 46% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | S/. 20 (E£ 110) | E£ 97 | + 14% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | S/. 10 (E£ 57) | E£ 34 | + 67% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | S/. 11 (E£ 58) | E£ 60 | - 3% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | S/. 1,998 (E£ 10,969) | E£ 11,870 | - 8% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | S/. 0.44 (E£ 2.44) | E£ 0.22 | + 1013% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | S/. 155 (E£ 851) | E£ 580 | + 47% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | S/. 9 (E£ 47) | E£ 32 | + 49% | |

TOTAL | + 46% |

These prices were last updated on January 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
5.491
EGP
/
PEN

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#
Cost of living in
**Peru**
is
**46% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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