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Moving to Lima, Peru

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Expatriates move to Lima, Peru for a variety of reasons, including its vibrant culture, diverse cuisine, and unique landscape. The city is known for its colonial architecture, lively nightlife, and friendly locals. Lima is also home to a number of international schools, making it an attractive destination for expats with children. Additionally, the cost of living in Lima is relatively low compared to other major cities, making it an attractive option for those looking to stretch their budget.

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What do I need to know before moving to Lima?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lima, they said:

"Before moving to Lima, expats should be aware of the city's high levels of air pollution. It is important to research the best areas to live in, as some neighborhoods may be more dangerous than others. Expats should also be aware of the local customs and culture, and be prepared to learn some Spanish. Additionally, it is important to research the cost of living in Lima, as prices can vary greatly depending on the area. Finally, expats should be aware of the local laws and regulations, and make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving," replied a member in Lima.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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