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Food Costs in Peru

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Food Costs in Peru

We are booking our first trip to Peru. Breakfast is included at all of our hotels and most of our lunches are included with our tour packages. I'm wondering what the average cost of a meal is in Peru. We will be in Lima, Puno, and Cuzco. Is it comparable to going out to eat in the US? We don't want anything fancy just a good meal.

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1. Re: Food Costs in Peru

If you don't eat too fancy it is about $10 to $25 per person for dinner. You can also do what Peruvians do and eat the main meal in midday and then a sandwich, soup or "llonche" between 5 and 8 pm. This is especially a better plan in Puno and Cusco when avoiding a heavy meal at night helps with adjusting to altitude.

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2. Re: Food Costs in Peru

A good rule of thumb is that it will cost you in soles what a similar meal will cost you in dollars back home. It all depends how much you would like to spend.

But, having said the above, in Peru, the food is much better.

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3. Re: Food Costs in Peru

Generally, about 1/3 the cost of an equivalent meal in the U.S.

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4. Re: Food Costs in Peru

Thanks, very helpful in determining how much money we will need to save for this trip.

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