Travel budget and cost of living in Peru how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Peru

Peru: calculate your travel budget

Peru: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Peru for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.5 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 559* (1750 PEN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1540* (4802 PEN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 112 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3122* (9730 PEN)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Peru in 2019

Cost of living: Peru VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Peru in 2019 is 38% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Peru in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Peru by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Peru compared to the national average.

Cities /Peru View Details
Lima 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lima
Huaral 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Huaral
Trujillo 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Trujillo
Pisco 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pisco
Ica 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ica
Chiclayo 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Chiclayo
Cusco 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cusco
Arequipa 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Arequipa

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Local prices in Peru by expense type

Restaurant budget in Peru

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Peru costs 49% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.7/person
($ 1.9 to $ 3.8)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.6/person
($ 5.6 to $ 17)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 4.2 to $ 6.5)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.2)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 3.8)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 3.7)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Peru

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Peru costs 52% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 33/night
($ 22 to $ 48)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 38/night
($ 22 to $ 63)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 36 to $ 107)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 127 to $ 195)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 634/night
($ 573 to $ 732)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 30/month
($ 21 to $ 40)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 65/month
($ 46 to $ 90)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 98/month
($ 48 to $ 165)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 45/month
($ 27 to $ 71)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Peru

On average, the price of supermarket food in Peru costs 47% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

53% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 13)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 8)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.8/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 12)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Peru

On average, the price of transport in Peru costs 25% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 32/month
($ 17 to $ 40)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.3
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 109)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Peru

On average, the cost of housing in Peru costs 47% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 53/month
($ 33 to $ 97)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 41/month
($ 27 to $ 64)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 382/month
($ 193 to $ 641)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 249/month
($ 159 to $ 418)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 734/month
($ 418 to $ 1121)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 532/month
($ 321 to $ 801)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 46/month
($ 23 to $ 81)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 214/month
($ 103 to $ 321)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5757/yr
($ 3073 to $ 9599)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Peru

On average, budget for leisure activities in Peru costs 32% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.7/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 7)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 6.5 to $ 33)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Peru

On average, shopping budget in Peru costs 15% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.8/pack
($ 2.5 to $ 4.3)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 30 to $ 65)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 34
($ 23 to $ 49)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 65 to $ 97)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 77
($ 57 to $ 97)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Lima
Los Angeles  → Lima
Los Angeles  → Lima
$ 781
(fair price: $ 629)
New York City → Lima
New York City → Lima
New York City → Lima
$ 838
(fair price: $ 690)
London → Lima
London → Lima
London → Lima
$ 1355
(fair price: $ 898)
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
$ 659
(fair price: $ 554)
Manchester → Lima
Manchester → Lima
Manchester → Lima
$ 1079
(fair price: $ 909)
Dublin → Lima
Dublin → Lima
Dublin → Lima
$ 1035
(fair price: $ 888)
Edinburgh → Lima
Edinburgh → Lima
Edinburgh → Lima
$ 1050
(fair price: $ 947)

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About the information on the cost of living in Peru

The information about the cost of living in Peru shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Peru updated on 19-03-2019.

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