Cost of living in Arequipa, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Arequipa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: S/. 5,900
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: S/. 2,346
  • Arequipa is the cheapest city in Latin America (33 out of 33)
  • Cost of living in Arequipa is cheaper than in 98% of cities in the World (157 out of 161)
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List of prices in Arequipa
Current as of Nov 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) S/. 15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 4.07
12 eggs, large S/. 5.57
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 4.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.49
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 5.46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 33
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 1.43
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 1,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area S/. 875
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 110
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area S/. 1,068
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area S/. 683
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio S/. 96
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) S/. 67
40” flat screen tv S/. 1,183
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 455
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 21
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 19
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 149
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 106
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 235
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 244
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 48,371
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 3.34
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 30
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 17
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 26
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 69
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 24
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 11
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 14
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 4.35
Tube of toothpaste S/. 4.54
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 22
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 40
2 tickets to the movies S/. 28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 97
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 96
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 25
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 5.95
Ipad wi-fi 128gb S/. 2,039
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.58
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 130
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 673 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: November 26, 2021

Arequipa position in our World Ranking

the world
157th
out of 161
latin america
33rd
out of 33

Cheapest and most expensive products in Arequipa compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
4th
latin america
2nd

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