Cost of living in Puno, Peru

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 6.00
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) S/. 10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 5.00
12 eggs, large S/. 4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 2.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 3.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 3.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 5.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 16
2 liters of Coca-Cola S/. 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 2.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area S/. 1,108
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area S/. 1,092
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area S/. 800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area S/. 600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) S/. 150
40” flat screen TV S/. 1,800
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 400
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 6.00
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 50
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) S/. 80
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) S/. 100
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 200
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 350
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 8
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 30
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 9
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 3.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 6.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) S/. 50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 13
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 2.00
Tube of toothpaste S/. 10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 6.00
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies S/. 18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 20
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 6.00
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB S/. 1,200
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.50
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 80
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes S/. 10
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 57 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2017.

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