Cost of living in Lima, Peru

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) S/. 16
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 4.59
12 eggs, large S/. 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 4.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 4.83
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 36
2 liters of Coca-Cola S/. 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 2.34
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area S/. 2,770
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area S/. 1,835
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 266
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area S/. 2,065
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area S/. 1,141
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio S/. 198
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) S/. 98
40” flat screen TV S/. 1,294
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 302
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 28
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 13
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) S/. 146
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) S/. 124
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 243
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 276
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 68,116
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 3.65
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 107
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 54
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 16
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 20
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) S/. 91
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) S/. 28
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 17
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 4.42
Tube of toothpaste S/. 4.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 56
2 tickets to the movies S/. 34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 134
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 122
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 23
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 11
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 14
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB S/. 2,053
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.97
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 177
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes S/. 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,702 prices entered by 193 different people.
Latest price update: July 19, 2018.

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