Cost of living in Lima, Peru

Summary of cost of living in Lima

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: S/. 8,517
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: S/. 3,949
  • Cost of living in Lima is cheaper than in 52% of cities in Latin America (23 out of 44)
  • Cost of living in Lima is cheaper than in 77% of cities in the World (210 out of 271)
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List of prices in Lima
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district S/. 29
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) S/. 20
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast S/. 10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk S/. 4.57
12 eggs, large S/. 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes S/. 3.86
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese S/. 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples S/. 5.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes S/. 2.73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket S/. 5.96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality S/. 40
2 liters of coca-cola S/. 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day S/. 2.12
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area S/. 3,148
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area S/. 1,671
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat S/. 189
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area S/. 2,195
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area S/. 1,231
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio S/. 140
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) S/. 75
40” flat screen tv S/. 1,389
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) S/. 403
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) S/. 26
Hourly rate for cleaning help S/. 14
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) S/. 142
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) S/. 92
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) S/. 233
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes S/. 250
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new S/. 68,594
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas S/. 5.09
Monthly ticket public transport S/. 138
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) S/. 42
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) S/. 22
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) S/. 29
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) S/. 94
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) S/. 19
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/. 5.03
Tube of toothpaste S/. 5.19
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city S/. 39
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub S/. 47
2 tickets to the movies S/. 36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) S/. 102
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert S/. 144
1 cocktail drink in downtown club S/. 28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city S/. 15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) S/. 8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb S/. 2,115
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) S/. 0.51
1 month of gym membership in business district S/. 232
1 package of marlboro cigarettes S/. 14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,391 prices entered by 320 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2022

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