Last updated on Apr 22, 2023
Summary: People describe Lima, Peru as a vibrant, bustling city with a unique mix of modern and colonial architecture. Expats love the city's diverse culture, delicious food, and friendly people. The weather in Lima is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Lima is typically around $500 to $700 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment can range from $700 to $1,000 USD per month. The approximate population of Lima is around 9.8 million people.
What do I need to know about living in Lima?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lima, they said:
"Before retiring in Lima, expats should research the cost of living and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language. Additionally, expats should consider the safety of the area they plan to live in and the availability of transportation. Finally, it is important to research the visa requirements for retirees in Peru," remarked one expat who made the move to Lima.
What do I need to know before moving to Lima?
About the Author
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.