Arequipa travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Arequipa

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 13 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 360* (1120 PEN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 43 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1405* (4326 PEN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 100 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 10 per person

Total budget:

$ 2995* (9226 PEN)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Arequipa compared to Peru in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Arequipa in 2020 is 49% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Arequipa in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Arequipa by expense type

Restaurant budget in Arequipa

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Arequipa is 54% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.6/person
($ 2.2 to $ 4.7)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7/person
($ 7 to $ 11)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.7/person
($ 4.1 to $ 6.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.9 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.6 for 330ml
($ 2.5 to $ 4.7)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Arequipa

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Arequipa is 66% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 16/night
($ 9.6 to $ 22)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 27/night
($ 16 to $ 40)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 34 to $ 88)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 151/night
($ 133 to $ 165)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 28/month
($ 15 to $ 42)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 60/month
($ 32 to $ 90)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 79/month
($ 44 to $ 120)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 36/month
($ 20 to $ 57)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 103/month
($ 60 to $ 162)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Supermarket food budget in Arequipa

On average, the price of supermarket food in Arequipa is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
( $ 1.6)

68% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 1.6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.8/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 12)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.5/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 4.8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.8/kg
($ 6 to $ 9.4)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Arequipa

On average, the price of transport in Arequipa is 18% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 22/month
( $ 22)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.9/km
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

56% 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)
$ 1.9
($ 1.3 to $ 3.7)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 57/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 182)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Arequipa

On average, the cost of housing in Arequipa is 58% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 44/month
($ 35 to $ 48)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 54/month
($ 22 to $ 79)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 282/month
($ 189 to $ 377)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 199/month
($ 126 to $ 251)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 783/month
($ 470 to $ 1095)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 431/month
($ 314 to $ 564)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 13 to $ 95)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 161/month
( $ 161)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3842/yr
( $ 3842)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Leisure activity budget in Arequipa

On average, budget for leisure activities in Arequipa is 71% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5/ticket
($ 4.1 to $ 5.6)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 3.2/hr
( $ 3.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Arequipa

On average, shopping budget in Arequipa is 27% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.1/pack
($ 3.1 to $ 3.1)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 57
($ 35 to $ 64)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 26
($ 26 to $ 26)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 90
($ 70 to $ 126)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 52
($ 29 to $ 95)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Lima
Los Angeles  → Lima
Los Angeles  → Lima
$ 689
(fair price: $ 557)
New York City → Lima
New York City → Lima
New York City → Lima
$ 726
(fair price: $ 581)
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
Toronto (Ontario) → Lima
$ 641
(fair price: $ 556)
London → Lima
London → Lima
London → Lima
$ 1063
(fair price: $ 792)
Montreal → Lima
Montreal → Lima
Montreal → Lima
$ 678
(fair price: $ 574)
Manchester → Lima
Manchester → Lima
Manchester → Lima
$ 977
(fair price: $ 831)
Dublin → Lima
Dublin → Lima
Dublin → Lima
$ 1013
(fair price: $ 898)
Sydney → Lima
Sydney → Lima
Sydney → Lima
$ 1501
(fair price: $ 1309)
Edinburgh → Lima
Edinburgh → Lima
Edinburgh → Lima
$ 1019
(fair price: $ 875)
Auckland → Lima
Auckland → Lima
Auckland → Lima
$ 1452
(fair price: $ 1207)
Melbourne → Lima
Melbourne → Lima
Melbourne → Lima
$ 1567
(fair price: $ 1347)

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About this information on the cost of living in Arequipa

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

The information about the cost of living in Arequipa was updated on 02-04-2020.

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