The official language spoken in Peru is Spanish but many Peruvians still speak the traditional Quenchua and Aymara languages.
Name: Peruvian Sol
$1 = approximately 3.26 Sol.
Peru Time Zone (UTC-05:00)
The typical cost of a domestic beer in Peru is S/6 (approx $1.85) while imported beer is a few Sol more. A bottle of Coke costs S/2.20 just 67 cents.
You can try marinated chicken or chorizo with tacacho for as little as $2 from street food stands! Chicken is popular but slightly less cost effective than the street grills, with a quarter of rotisserie chicken and fries costing between S/10 and S14 ($4-$5.50).
Did someone say taxi? Fares are less than $2 per km and a trip from Lima Airport to your accommodation can cost as little as $32!
Local Peruvian transport is not known for it's speed, but it sure is cheap! A one-way bus ticket can cost as little as 1.50 S/ which is just 60 cents! For anyone wanting to see Machu Picchu without the hike to get there, you can jump on a train instead, with one tickets starting at $67 (from Ollantaytambo).
Ready for dorm life? Hostels in the capital start at around $9.30 for a room in a dorm, or if you want some privacy, a double room can cost around $22. Prices vary across the country with Lima being the costliest, prices in Cusco for example are around $4 cheaper per night.
There’s a huge selection of hotels across Peru, from budget to high-range. Inexpensive guesthouses can cost as little as 30 S/ a night ($11.80) while something fancier can cost you 200 S/ ($80) per night.