Lima

Quality of life in Lima

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
47/265
Details
Large apartment$750.00
Medium apartment$610.00
Rent index [score]0.87
Small apartment$470.00

Cost of Living

8
38/248
Details
5km taxi ride$7.70
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$1.20
Bread$0.89
Inflation [score]0.85
Lunch$4.40
Monthly fitness club membership$53.00
Monthly public transport$32.00
Movie ticket$4.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$30.74

Startups

4
152/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.45
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co27
Meetups [score]0.55
Meetups groups118
Meetups members118498
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months124
Number of upcoming meetup events26
Startup climate scene [score]0.36
Startup events17
Startup events [score]0.41
Startups [score]0.58
Total number of startups84

Venture Capital

2
172/192
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra PE
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.17

Travel Connectivity

2
177/266
Details
Airport hub56
Airport hub [score]0.30
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

5
166/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Peru/Lima
Traffic handling [score]0.44

Business Freedom

5
224/264
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
223/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.16
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]0.90
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.88

Healthcare

6
216/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.68
Healthcare quality [score]0.50
Life expectancy (years)75.54
Life expectancy [score]0.53

Education

1
232/240
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)50
PISA ranking53
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)47
PISA science (high school)50
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

2
247/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.18
Cleanliness [score]0.26
Drinking water quality [score]0.11
Urban greenery [score]0.44

Economy

3
238/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area3.24
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
43/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.69
Income tax level [score]0.61
Profit tax (% of profit)0.36
Time overhead to file company taxes260
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

2
240/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)15.24
Internet access (download) [score]0.28
Internet access (upload) [score]0.20
Upload speed (Mbps)4.46

Leisure & Culture

7
86/264
Details
Art galleries69
Art galleries [score]0.87
Cinemas134
Cinemas [score]0.83
Comedy clubs53
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues145
Concerts [score]0.67
Historical sites180
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums64
Museums [score]0.67
Performing art venues142
Performing arts [score]0.82
Sport venues103
Sports [score]0.73
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

6
188/266
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]0.52

Outdoors

5
76/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
Median peak in meters300.00
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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Software Engineer salaries in Lima are below average. For this job type, Lima ranks 204th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Lima.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$27,021
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

16%
For annual salary of $40000
21%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

18%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

40/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

73/263
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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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