India vs Peru - Cost of Living Comparison

India Peru
🚶 Cost of living one person
$416
$672
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1027
$1603
🏠 One person rent
$165
$302
🏘️ Family rent
$317
$491
🍽️ Food expenses
$164
$209
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.3
$98
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$620
$401
💸 GDP per capita
$1928
$6127
😃 Human freedom index
6.39
7.93
❤️ Life expectancy
69.9
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
36
🌐 English speaking %
10.6%
8%
🎓 Higher education
73
70
😀 Quality of life
51
54
🏙️ Population
1.33B
29.4M

The average cost of living in India ($416) is 38% less expensive than in Peru ($672). India ranked 190th vs 125th for Peru in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in India compared to 0.6 months in Peru. Ranked 85th and 75th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in India vs Peru

We calculate prices for India and Peru as a population-weighted mean of 220 and 32 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

India Peru
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.93
$3.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.3
$15.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.88
$4.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$1.84
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
$342
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$116
$216
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$400
$570
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$373
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.3
$31.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.2
$48.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.72
$29.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.33%
9.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1696
$1617
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$1157
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.7
$22.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.63
$12
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.46
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$0.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.96
$1.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.41
$5.99
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.82
$6.53
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$0.89
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.96
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$0.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.42
$0.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.05
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.76
$8.27
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.76
$1.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.62
$3.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.91
$5.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
$4.11
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.66
$1.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.9
$33.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.31
$4.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.6
$20.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.7
$5.94
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.4
$38.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45.9
$65.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$64.1
$161
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1660
$4673

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Cities Comparison in India vs Peru

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M

In Peru

City Cost of living Population
Lima
$802
9.67M
Callao
$687
1.13M
Arequipa
$532
1.01M
Trujillo
$562
920K
Iquitos
$637
378K
Tacna
$421
286K
Cusco
$541
428K
Chimbote
$430
498K
Piura
$571
473K
Chiclayo
$482
553K
Pucallpa
$503
326K
Juliaca
$576
291K
Huancayo
$431
378K
Tarapoto
$472
240K
Ica
$508
282K
Huacho
$509
201K
Cajamarca
$495
201K
Huanuco
$561
197K
Paita
$505
179K
Sullana
$500
162K
Puno
$462
129K
Ayacucho
$480
181K
Pisco
$524
110K
Tumbes
$455
96.9K
Talara
$471
91.4K
Huaraz
$449
119K
Puerto Maldonado
$501
85K
Jaen
$501
81.6K
Huaral
$557
79K
Abancay
$559
72.3K