As a city of ten million people, Lima can be an intense place to visit, and it’s best to be prepared. There are endless options for hotels, restaurants, and transport within the city, and to help you to get clear on what’s best, we’ve put together a budgeting guide for your weekend in Lima.
In putting together our figures, we’ve accounted for extra fees that you’re likely to expect to pay, as well as for tips that you’re likely to pay to your guides and servers. However, we have not accounted for things such as shopping expenses, and airfare to and from Lima.
The popular museums
Larco Museum adult/child under 15: S30/15
Iglesia De Santo Domingo Church: free, convent: S7
El Circuito Mágico del Agua: S4
Museo de Arte de Lima: adult/child S12/4
This roughly amounts to $65 (21 USD). If you plan to visit other attractions as well, expect to pay more.
Low range traveling expenses
Inexpensive hotel rooms or dormitories: S30 to S90, or an average of S60 ($18.60usd)
Meals: Breakfast (S12), lunch (S20), and dinner (S20), drinks (S20), for a total of S72 ($21usd)
Transportation: If you choose to take public transportation to get around the city, you should expect to spend about S50 (15.43 USD) during your weekend in Lima.
With the above expected costs for a low-budget weekend in Lima, you should expect to pay about S250 (77.16 USD) per day, or about S500 (154.32 USD) for a weekend in the city.
Mid-range traveling expenses
Hotel rooms or dormitories: S70-150 (46.3 USD).
Meals: Breakfast (S20), lunch (S30), and dinner (S30), drinks (S40), for a total of S120 (36USD)
Transportation: A combination of private cabs and public buses for transportation in the city will cost around S80 (24.7USD).
With the above expected costs for a mid-budget weekend in Lima, you should expect to pay about S415 (128 USD) per day, and or S830 (256.17 USD) for a weekend.
High range traveling expense
The best hotel room will cost around S300 (92.6 USD).
Meals: Breakfast (S30), lunch (S40), and dinner (S40), drinks (S80), for a total of S190
Transportation by private cabs will cost around S140.
With the above expected costs for a high-range budget weekend trip to Lima, you should expect to pay up to S700 (216 USD) per day, or S1400 (432 USD) for a weekend.
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