Cost of living in Cusco, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Cusco

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: S/. 6,485
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: S/. 2,826
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List of prices in Cusco, Peru. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 26
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) S/. 17
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 4.70
12 eggs, large S/. 5.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 2.85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 5.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 3.18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 33
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 2.06
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 1,994
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area S/. 1,231
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 170
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area S/. 1,437
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area S/. 742
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio S/. 144
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) S/. 83
40” flat screen tv S/. 1,438
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 394
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 18
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 167
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 141
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 245
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 228
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 46,952
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 3.23
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 53
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 26
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 18
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 81
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 16
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 18
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 3.66
Tube of toothpaste S/. 4.81
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 14
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 44
2 tickets to the movies S/. 28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 70
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb S/. 1,754
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.77
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 98
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 11
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 253 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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