Lima

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
71/263
Details
Large apartment$834.01
Medium apartment$685.59
Rent index [score]0.85
Small apartment$537.17

Cost of Living

9
40/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.40
A Cappuccino$2.80
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$1.90
Bread$0.30
Inflation [score]0.86
Lunch$4.10
Monthly fitness club membership$58.00
Monthly public transport$30.00
Movie ticket$5.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$29.29

Startups

4
163/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.34
Meetups groups71
Meetups members44121
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months124
Number of upcoming meetup events11
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events2
Startup events12
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.59
Total number of startups84

Venture Capital

3
143/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra PE
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

2
173/260
Details
Airport hub55
Airport hub [score]0.29
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

5
123/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Peru/Lima
Traffic handling [score]0.61

Business Freedom

5
219/259
Details
Business freedom67.80
Business freedom [score]0.52
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions62.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.50
Time to open a business26.00
Time to open a business [score]0.71

Safety

5
217/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.17
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year6
Guns per 100 residents19
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.85
Lack of guns [score]0.91
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.88

Healthcare

6
192/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.56
Life expectancy (years)75.54
Life expectancy [score]0.53

Education

2
213/230
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test365.47
Country mean scores in PISA reading test384.15
Country mean scores in PISA science test373.11
PISA math ranking (high school)58
PISA ranking58
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.40
PISA reading (high school)58
PISA science (high school)58
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.75
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.60
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00

Environmental Quality

3
244/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.14
Cleanliness [score]0.24
Drinking water quality [score]0.19
Urban greenery [score]0.46

Economy

3
233/258
Details
Currency for urban areaPEN
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$11817.04
GDP per capita [score]0.20

Taxation

7
41/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.69
Income tax level [score]0.62
Profit tax (% of profit)0.36
Time overhead to file company taxes260
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

2
244/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)8.38
Internet access (download) [score]0.20
Internet access (upload) [score]0.24
Upload speed (Mbps)5.14

Leisure & Culture

7
87/263
Details
Art galleries71
Art galleries [score]0.88
Cinemas143
Cinemas [score]0.82
Comedy clubs52
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues149
Concerts [score]0.65
Historical sites179
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums60
Museums [score]0.66
Performing art venues149
Performing arts [score]0.83
Sport venues106
Sports [score]0.73
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

7
103/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index69.04
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.70
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.62

Outdoors

5
86/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
Median peak in meters250.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)152.00
Water access [score]0.91
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Lima are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Lima will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$653$1,015
$834
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$58
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$44
Monthly public transport$30
Lunch$4
-60%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$31,910
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

18.80
Guns per 100 people
5.53
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Lima in position 254 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Desert

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Lima

7:09 What to Do in Lima, Peru | 36 Hours Travel Videos | The New York Times

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On living in Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru and its largest city.

Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the modern city is a curious mix of the modern mega city with some 'islands of modernity', large but orderly slum areas and colonial architecture in the city center. Lima was the seat of Spanish rule for 300 years, and as such it has wonderful churches, cloisters and monasteries.

Lima is the best place to try Peruvian cuisine, which has a huge variety of ingredients from the coast, mountain and Amazon regions. The cold sea current that passes Peru's long coast makes the sea very rich in fish and seafood.

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