Cost of living in Lima, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Lima

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: S/. 7,768
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: S/. 3,691
  • Cost of living in Lima is more expensive than in 56% of cities in Latin America (17 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Lima is cheaper than in 81% of cities in the World (162 out of 200)

List of prices in Lima, Peru. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) S/. 17
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 4.20
12 eggs, large S/. 6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 4.41
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 5.23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 43
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 1.61
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 2,914
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area S/. 1,676
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 205
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area S/. 2,252
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area S/. 1,169
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio S/. 160
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) S/. 69
40” flat screen tv S/. 1,255
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 337
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 35
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 155
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 89
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 249
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 248
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 66,001
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 3.77
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 127
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 40
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 22
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 22
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 74
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 19
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) S/. 13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) S/. 17
4 rolls of toilet paper S/. 4.64
Tube of toothpaste S/. 4.34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 43
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 36
2 tickets to the movies S/. 33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 90
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 26
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb S/. 1,819
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.61
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 163
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 16
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,990 prices entered by 267 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2021

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Lima position in our World Ranking

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162nd
out of 200
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17th
out of 36

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