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:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.4 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 567* (1764 PEN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 52 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1602* (4970 PEN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3385* (10486 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 2020

Cost of living: Peru VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Peru in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Pisco 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Pisco
Lima 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lima
Huaral 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Huaral
Ica 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ica
Moquegua 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Moquegua
Cusco 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cusco
Arequipa 16% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Arequipa

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Local prices in Peru by expense type

Peru: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Peru costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.2/person
($ 2.3 to $ 4.9)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.8/person
($ 6.5 to $ 17)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5/person
($ 4.5 to $ 6.5)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 1.9 to $ 3.9)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 3.9)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Peru: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Peru costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 29/night
($ 20 to $ 42)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 36/night
($ 22 to $ 59)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 39 to $ 114)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 176/night
($ 130 to $ 230)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 605/night
($ 537 to $ 719)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 29/month
($ 21 to $ 40)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 72/month
($ 51 to $ 98)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 95/month
($ 49 to $ 157)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 46/month
($ 26 to $ 77)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 132/month
($ 73 to $ 219)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Peru: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Peru costs 44% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 13)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.5/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 6.5)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.7)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.3/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 12)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Peru: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Peru costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 29/month
($ 17 to $ 40)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.3
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 12 to $ 134)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Peru: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Peru costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 70/month
($ 34 to $ 124)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.4)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 44/month
($ 27 to $ 66)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 428/month
($ 195 to $ 747)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 271/month
($ 163 to $ 488)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 833/month
($ 488 to $ 1507)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 541/month
($ 326 to $ 1137)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 49/month
($ 24 to $ 98)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 241/month
($ 98 to $ 390)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5950/yr
($ 3896 to $ 9738)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Peru: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Peru costs 33% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.5/ticket
($ 4.9 to $ 8.1)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.5 to $ 27)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Peru: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Peru costs 14% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.1/pack
($ 2.9 to $ 5.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 30 to $ 66)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 24 to $ 59)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 66 to $ 112)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 82
($ 59 to $ 115)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Lima
Los Angeles  → Lima
Los Angeles  → Lima
$ 665
(fair price: $ 551)
New York City → Lima
New York City → Lima
New York City → Lima
$ 704
(fair price: $ 573)
London → Lima
London → Lima
London → Lima
$ 1079
(fair price: $ 799)
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
$ 636
(fair price: $ 554)
Montreal → Lima
Montreal → Lima
Montreal → Lima
$ 674
(fair price: $ 576)
Manchester → Lima
Manchester → Lima
Manchester → Lima
$ 971
(fair price: $ 829)
Dublin → Lima
Dublin → Lima
Dublin → Lima
$ 1011
(fair price: $ 888)
Edinburgh → Lima
Edinburgh → Lima
Edinburgh → Lima
$ 1022
(fair price: $ 870)
Sydney → Lima
Sydney → Lima
Sydney → Lima
$ 1518
(fair price: $ 1321)
Auckland → Lima
Auckland → Lima
Auckland → Lima
$ 1453
(fair price: $ 1206)
Melbourne → Lima
Melbourne → Lima
Melbourne → Lima
$ 1572
(fair price: $ 1347)

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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 11-01-2020.

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