Peru vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Peru United States
🚶 Cost of living one person
$672
$2112
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1603
$4790
🏠 One person rent
$302
$1325
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$2220
🍽️ Food expenses
$209
$543
🚐 Transport expenses
$98
$98.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$401
$4139
💸 GDP per capita
$6127
$63207
😃 Human freedom index
7.93
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
76.9
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
67
🌐 English speaking %
8%
95.5%
🎓 Higher education
70
100
😀 Quality of life
54
75
🏙️ Population
29.4M
331M

The average cost of living in Peru ($672) is 68% less expensive than in the United States ($2112). Peru ranked 125th vs 6th for the United States in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Peru compared to 2 months in the United States. Ranked 75th and 23rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Peru vs the United States

We calculate prices for Peru and the United States as a population-weighted mean of 32 and 2202 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.

Peru United States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.72
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.1
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.63
$8.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.9
$5.32
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$4.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.7
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$342
$1410
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$216
$1088
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$570
$2466
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$373
$1870
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.6
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.7
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29.8
$65.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.39%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1617
$5500
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1157
$2943
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.8
$64.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.99
$2.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$3.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.64
$3.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.3
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.53
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$4.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$4.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$4.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.27
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.46
$3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.98
$8.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.91
$8.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.11
$5.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.23
$3.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.33
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.2
$41.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.33
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.94
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$46
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.8
$80.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$161
$1076
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4673
$14606

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Cities Comparison in Peru vs the United States

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In the United States

City Cost of living Population
New York City
$3563
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2865
3.98M
Chicago
$2384
2.75M
Houston
$1955
2.2M
San Diego
$2797
1.39M
Philadelphia
$2361
1.58M
San Jose
$2722
1.03M
Phoenix
$2374
1.61M
Dallas
$2268
1.3M
San Antonio
$1773
1.44M
Seattle
$2734
745K
Austin
$2219
913K
Charlotte
$2038
875K
Boston
$2911
693K
Denver
$2384
716K
Washington
$2664
690K
Columbus
$1891
914K
Jacksonville
$1860
881K
Indianapolis
$1868
863K
Hempstead
$2665
793K
Fort Worth
$1908
812K
San Francisco
$3415
882K
Nashville
$2209
668K
Baltimore
$1988
622K
Louisville
$1606
760K
Memphis
$1641
633K
Portland
$2363
653K
Oakland
$3240
391K
Albuquerque
$1617
565K
Milwaukee
$1755
600K