Lima

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
79/264
Details
Large apartment$807.20
Medium apartment$658.87
Rent index [score]0.84
Small apartment$510.53

Cost of Living

8
44/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.30
A Cappuccino$2.50
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$1.80
Bread$0.33
Inflation [score]0.82
Lunch$4.30
Monthly fitness club membership$59.00
Monthly public transport$29.00
Movie ticket$6.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$31.04

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]0.36
Meetups groups76
Meetups members49000
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months135
Number of upcoming meetup events14
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events5
Startup events12
Startup events [score]0.26
Startups [score]0.59
Total number of startups75

Venture Capital

3
134/226
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra PE
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.34

Travel Connectivity

2
172/264
Details
Airport hub56
Airport hub [score]0.30
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

5
162/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Peru/Lima
Traffic handling [score]0.50

Business Freedom

5
221/262
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

6
207/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.21
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
192/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.56
Life expectancy (years)75.54
Life expectancy [score]0.53

Education

1
230/238
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

3
243/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.14
Cleanliness [score]0.23
Drinking water quality [score]0.17
Urban greenery [score]0.50

Economy

3
236/261
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
42/264
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
244/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)14.60
Internet access (download) [score]0.34
Internet access (upload) [score]0.14
Upload speed (Mbps)3.41

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

6
120/264
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]0.59

Outdoors

5
83/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
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. 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)

$511$807
$659
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$59
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$44
Monthly public transport$29
Lunch$4
-59%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Lima are below average. For this job type, Lima ranks 177th for salaries among 264 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)

$31,910
Median salary
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Locals review Lima

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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 250 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Lima

Population of Lima

7,737,002
6,463 /km²
12/264
Density (people per unit of area)
9%
Growth in 2015-2020
Lima

Demographics of Peru

Median age
28
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
74
GDP per capita (in USD)
$11,817
229/261
Unemployment
5%
51/262

Languages

English proficiency score
50
207/227
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Teacher
5.22%
Founder
5.22%
Software Engineer
5.22%
Web Developer
4.35%
Project Manager
3.48%
Marketing Manager
3.48%
UX Designer
3.48%
Other
69.57%

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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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