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Living in Cusco

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:29 am
by Kiki
Hi there, we are considering moving to the Cusco area of Peru in the near future from Canada. Is there advice for or against this idea? If not Cusco specifically, then what city/area would you recommend near Cusco? Should we consider another area of the country altogether? We are a healthy mid 60 in age and retired.

Re: Living in Cusco

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:46 pm
by adrian Thorne
Cusco is a beautiful city, but checkout the surrounding terrain and also the altitude. Combined they can be quite a problem.

Re: Living in Cusco

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:41 am
by Kiki
Yes I have heard the elevation can be a problem for many. We want to be near Cusco but not necessarily in Cusco. Perhaps Pisac or somewhere in the Sacred Valley. Looking for pros and cons and well really open to any suggestions.

Re: Living in Cusco

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:04 pm
by windsportinperu
The altitude is going to be a problem, but only during the first days (or weeks).

Once you are acclimatized , your body will work as it would be at sea level.

An acclimatized body has naturally increased the number of red blood cell

Re: Living in Cusco

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:25 pm
by Alan
You could rent (air bnb) a place in Urubamba for a month or two. It is centrally located in the Sacred VAlley, has all the services, and would be a good place to explore other long term options. It is tough to make a recommendation without knowing more about your likes and dislikes. The sacred valley offeres a wide range of life-style possiblilities.

Re: Living in Cusco

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:36 am
by joerob
https://voyagestic.com/country/peru - here is average cost of living in Peru (average prices by all of the cities in the country) and estimated budget for tourists and expats. Maybee it will be useful for u.

Re: Living in Cusco

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:19 pm
by Formidable 1
joerob wrote:https://voyagestic.com/country/peru - here is average cost of living in Peru (average prices by all of the cities in the country) and estimated budget for tourists and expats. Maybee it will be useful for u.


Groceries seem expensive.
Maybe that's why everyone eats at a menu.

Re: Living in Cusco

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:06 pm
by 69roadrunner
Formidable 1 wrote:
joerob wrote:https://voyagestic.com/country/peru - here is average cost of living in Peru (average prices by all of the cities in the country) and estimated budget for tourists and expats. Maybee it will be useful for u.


Groceries seem expensive.
Maybe that's why everyone eats at a menu.

You bet, groceries are expensive in all regions. Menu is the only way to survive. I don't know how they can put such food on the table at such a democratic price,