Lima Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Lima tends to be an under-appreciated city, tourism-wise, but it’s got a lot to offer, including a climate that is generally pleasant all year round. Hotels tend to be cheap, though at the lowest ranges you’ll get something very basic, and maybe not in the best neighborhood. There are many really nice and affordable hotels in the beachy Miraflores area, which many travelers find to be an ideal location.

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Travel Costs to Lima

Population 7,600,000
Area 8,500,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency Peruvian Nuevo Sol
Airports Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$32.41
1 USD = 3.7400 PEN
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Lima

Lima Hotel Seasons

Lima Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar15.00 - 40.00
starstarstarstarstar20.00 - 60.00
starstarstarstarstar32.00 - 97.00
starstarstarstarstar59.00 - 142.00
starstarstarstarstar190.00 - 250.00

Lima Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.00 - 12.00

Lima Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
4-hour sightseeing bus tourThese half-day tours are a great way to get your bearings when you first arrive in Lima.
adults
ages 2-8
31.55
18.72
Tandem paraglidingLima is very popular for paragliding, and beginners can fly with an instructor over the scenic beach areas.
14+
69.52
Museo LarcoThis museum of pre-Columbian art is one of the top sights in all of Lima and is open until 10pm, giving you plenty of time to visit.
adults
students
seniors
8.02
4.01
6.68

Lima Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast it should be easy to find a local restaurant for a budget meal.1.87 - 3.21
Budget lunchFollow the locals for set-price lunch plates of good Peruvian favorites at great prices.2.67 - 4.81
Budget dinnerIn both Downtown Lima and Miraflores you'll find modestly priced sit-down restaurants with good daily specials.3.74 - 6.68
Beer (.33l bottle)Cheap local lagers are often on special at restaurants and pubs.1.87 - 3.21

Lima Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to central Lima10.70 - 16.04
Taxi from airport to Miraflores10.70 - 16.04
3km taxi ride in the city7.75 - 9.36
Public bus ride in Lima0.00 - 0.27
Metro ride in Lima0.27
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When to visit Lima

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January79680.0
February80690.0
March80690.0
April76660.0
May72630.1
June69610.1
July67600.2
August66600.2
September67590.1
October69610.1
November72630.0
December76660.0

Lima Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:12am6:18pm
21 Jun6:27am5:52pm
21 Sep5:58am6:04pm
21 Dec5:41am6:31pm

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