Cost of living in Tacna, Peru

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) S/. 13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 3.75
12 eggs, large S/. 4.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 2.11
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 4.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.71
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 2.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 13
2 liters of Coca-Cola S/. 5.57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 1.21
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area S/. 942
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area S/. 700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 105
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/. 500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio S/. 100
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) S/. 167
40” flat screen TV S/. 2,494
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 350
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 19
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 4.89
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) S/. 35
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) S/. 50
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 150
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 75
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 25,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 3.34
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 57
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 17
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 23
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 30
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) S/. 50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 15
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 3.10
Tube of toothpaste S/. 3.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 11
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 14
2 tickets to the movies S/. 28
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/. 40
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 5.00
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 40
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes S/. 8
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 60 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: March 25, 2017.

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