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Cost of Living in Lima | Peru

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$851
$2041
🛋️ Without rent
$451
$1377
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$400
$664
🍽️ Food
$237
$635
🚐 Transport
$137
$377
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$479
🏙️ Population
9.67M

The average cost of living in Lima is $851, which is in the top 37% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5787th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 32 in Peru.

The median after-tax salary is $479, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 1824th (TOP 20%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Peru. With an estimated population of 9.67M, Lima is the 1st largest city in Peru.

✈️ Closest airport9 kmJorge Chavez International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate23.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank855National Major San Marcos University
Cost of living in Lima infographic

Prices in Lima

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.61
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.28
☕ Cappuccino
$2.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.82

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.79
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.52
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.92
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.39
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.07
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.29

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$493
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$289
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$820
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$508
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1732
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1221

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$275
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5819

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