Cost of living comparison

compared to

Lima is 7.2% more expensive than Beijing.

If you lived in Lima instead of Beijing, you would:

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pay 39.0% more for restaurants

 
Beijing
Lima
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.15
CN¥30.17
$4.03
PEN15.31
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.54
CN¥40.23
$6.18
PEN23.47
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.50
CN¥3.66
$0.86
PEN3.28

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pay 0.9% more for groceries

 
Beijing
Lima
Bread
1 loaf
$1.43
CN¥10.39
$2.33
PEN8.86
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.83
CN¥49.58
$3.60
PEN13.68
Milk (1 gallon) $7.46
CN¥54.20
$4.93
PEN18.73

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pay 82.2% more for transportation

 
Beijing
Lima
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.35
CN¥31.61
$5.61
PEN21.32
Monthly public transit pass $34.62
CN¥251.41
$20.86
PEN79.20
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $20,773.90
CN¥150,845.50
$21,497.63
PEN81,638.16

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pay 12.1% more for housing

 
Beijing
Lima
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$13.59
CN¥98.68
$29.05
PEN110.32
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $969.73
CN¥7,041.47
$557.54
PEN2,117.26
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $561.86
CN¥4,079.82
$362.83
PEN1,377.85

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pay 70.3% less for childcare

 
Beijing
Lima
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $836.50
CN¥6,074.05
$250.81
PEN952.45
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $25,256.69
CN¥183,396.37
$7,392.79
PEN28,074.46

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pay 2.4% more for entertainment and sports

 
Beijing
Lima
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.38
CN¥10.06
$2.15
PEN8.16
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.73
CN¥27.10
$2.66
PEN10.10
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.46
CN¥25.14
$5.37
PEN20.41

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pay 16.2% less for clothing

 
Beijing
Lima
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$65.57
CN¥476.12
$43.97
PEN166.97
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.21
CN¥255.68
$31.91
PEN121.17
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$85.31
CN¥619.43
$81.88
PEN310.95

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