lauramarinaruiz wrote:Also, could you recommend an area in Lima for renting an appartment? A professional, safe, middle class area, but not terrible expensive like Miraflores. Thank you
AncientAlien wrote:I live comfortably in an upper class area of Surco on $200 per month.. thats everything, my rent, food, utilities, everything.
A lot of people say you cant live that cheap, but, if you actually take the time to find a good deal, and not go overboard on your eating, or taxis and shopping, you do alright, been doing it for years.
So, to answer one of your questions, you can be very comfortable on less than $300 per month.
AncientAlien wrote:My rent is $100 per month, its basically a mini apartment, all to myself. Everything included, water, electric, internet. About s/10 a day in food.
If I indulge, go out to restaurant, fun stuff, whatever, yea its more, probably $300-$400 per month, at most, but, just with everything I need, $200 a month.
More people do it than you think, I am always surprised when others are surprised.. thats why I say, look at lamp posts, talk to watchmen, for a cheap place, gotta do the leg work, you always find something good. But most get caught up paying gringo prices for things.
Maybe I have just been here too long, or have too many friends here..