Cost of living in Cusco, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Cusco

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $1,776 (S/. 6,887)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $807 (S/. 3,128)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Cusco
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Exchange rate: 0.25789 USD / PEN
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Food Update prices
PEN USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 29 ($7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) S/. 17 ($4.50)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 5.70 ($1.47)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 4.99 ($1.29)
12 eggs, large S/. 6 ($1.65)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.17 ($0.82)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 13 ($3.25)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 4.71 ($1.21)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.69 ($0.69)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 7 ($1.77)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 31 ($8)
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 8 ($2.17)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 1.95 ($0.50)
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Housing Update prices
PEN USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 2,298 ($593)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area S/. 1,440 ($371)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 198 ($51)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area S/. 1,494 ($385)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area S/. 840 ($217)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio S/. 182 ($47)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) S/. 61 ($16)
40” flat screen tv S/. 1,388 ($358)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 371 ($96)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 18 ($4.54)
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 19 ($4.95)
Clothes Update prices
PEN USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 180 ($46)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 174 ($45)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 220 ($57)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 217 ($56)
Transportation Update prices
PEN USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 46,952 ($12,108)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 3.53 ($0.91)
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 54 ($14)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 30 ($8)
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Personal Care Update prices
PEN USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 23 ($6)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 13 ($3.42)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 74 ($19)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 16 ($4.13)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 11 ($2.96)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 20 ($5.13)
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 3.86 ($1.00)
Tube of toothpaste S/. 4.78 ($1.23)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 14 ($3.68)
Entertainment Update prices
PEN USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 49 ($13)
2 tickets to the movies S/. 34 ($9)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 68 ($17)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 106 ($27)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 27 ($7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 13 ($3.46)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 8 ($2.11)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb S/. 1,823 ($470)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.71 ($0.18)
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 105 ($27)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 10 ($2.59)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 89 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2023

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