How Much Does It Cost To Travel In Peru? – Answered!

If you are planing a trip to Peru and want to know just how much your travels through this incredible South American country are going to cost you, this article should help you immensely.

In late 2010 I left my home in the USA and spent the subsequent five months traveling through Peru. Along the way I recorded every cent of my spending (from lodging to food and everything in between). This article here is a summery of travel costs from my five months in Peru.

Click on the links below to learn more about my travel expenses in each of these particular areas of Peru… and be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this article to see how much money I spent in total (and on average) while traveling through Peru.

pachacamac ruins outside of lima peruMonth 1 – $1,217.80 USD

Lima, Nazca, Arequipa

On December 8th, 2010, I flew from my home near Salt Lake City, Utah and after a long series of flight, landed almost one day later in the city of Lima, Peru. Since then, I’ve rented an apartment in the city of Lima for two whole… (Click to read more)

lake titicaca in puno peruMonth 2 – $480.77 USD

Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno

It’s that time of the month again! The time of month when I round up my monthly travel expenses and share with you just how much it REALLY costs to travel in various places around the world… (Click to read more)

traditional peruvian cecheua womanMonth 3 – $886.81 USD

Puno, Cuzco

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machu picchu peruMonth 4 – $1,046.83 USD

Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado

For the past four months I’ve been traveling through the South American country of Peru… and along the way I’ve been recording every cent that I spend during… (Click to read more)

huaraz peru travel costsMonth 5 – $1,131.49 USD

Ayacucho, Huancayo, Junin, Cerro de Pasco, Huaraz, Trujillo, Mancora, Chiclayo

For the past five months I have been traveling through the South American country of Peru and recording my travel expenses along the way. This month I traveled through… (Click to read more)

Total Cost Of Travel: $4,763.70 USD

Average Monthly Expense: $952.74 USD

The truth is, Peru cost a lot more than I thought it would. I seriously thought that this trip might cost me about $500-$700 Dollars per month, but in reality, it cost a whole lot more than that.

Still, traveling in Peru cost me less than what it takes for me to simply sit at home and do nothing. The $952 of monthly expenses in Peru is actually less than what I pay just for my mortgage back in the United States of America. So I can’t complain about Peru costing more than I thought it would.

  • Would I take this trip again? Most certainly!
  • Could I have done this trip for cheaper? Absolutely!
  • Am I glad I spent close to $5,000 USD in order to make this trip a reality? You gotta be kidding!

Peru is an amazing place… and it was worth every cent.


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