Cost of living in Lima, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Lima

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: S/. 8,236
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: S/. 3,837
  • Cost of living in Lima is cheaper than in 53% of cities in Latin America (19 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Lima is cheaper than in 84% of cities in the World (141 out of 168)
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List of prices in Lima
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 28
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) S/. 19
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 4.32
12 eggs, large S/. 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 4.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 6.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 39
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 1.84
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 3,050
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area S/. 1,673
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 186
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area S/. 2,081
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area S/. 1,212
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio S/. 121
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) S/. 71
40” flat screen tv S/. 1,363
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 422
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 29
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 14
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 144
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 87
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 253
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 256
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 66,353
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 4.45
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 140
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 55
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 22
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 27
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 94
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 17
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 4.87
Tube of toothpaste S/. 5.21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 37
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 44
2 tickets to the movies S/. 37
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 95
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 129
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 29
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb S/. 2,032
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 220
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 16
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,070 prices entered by 352 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2022

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