Does anybody have information / experience on following. I'm from Western Europe and considering potential migration to Peru. However this leads naturally to question of how to make money in Peru.
1) How easy it is get a good job in Peru. Being well of in my own country wouldn't like to settle for being a waiter in a bar. I have been working within internet, mobile applications and banking lately. Read many people work in teaching english, this is however, not very good option for me as english is not my native language. One thing I could return to would be programming /development.
2) Any chances of getting a decent salary. Right after graduating of the university net after taxes was around 2000+ EUR / month. Now making considerably more. Do I have any chances of getting similar level of income in Peru?
3) Currently my knowledge of Spanish is limited - are the international companies where English could be utilized as a working language? Of course my Spanish could be improved, but that will take some time.
Thanks for any comments and information.
Have you ever been to Peru? Before packing your bags permanently and giving up your job, I strongly advise you to spend a few weeks in Peru to have a look around and to get to know the country.
Getting a job in Peru is tough. For every job opening, thousands apply and fluent Spanish is required as everybody in Peru speaks Spanish.
Especially if you want to work as a 'waiter in a bar', you need fluent Spanish.
Forget about banking. A degree in banking and near native Spanish skills are required. As thousands of Peruvians with a degree in banking are applying for jobs, banks won't even consider helping you getting a work visa. They have enough local candidates.
Getting a work visa is tough as employers have to prove that they can't find a suitable candidate for the job opening in Peru. And the process to get a work visa is long and tough.
Forget about getting a job that will pay you 2000 euros a month. You will have to be lucky to get 200 euros a month if you don't have a work visa and don't speak Spanish.
Cost of living in Peru isn't cheap. Most consumer goods cost even more than in Europe.
Decent accommodation is hard to find and rents are expensive. Most Peruvians share a flat or house with several family members to be able to afford the rent.
If you don't speak Spanish fluently and don't know your way around then many people will overcharge you and rip you off.
And if you decide to come to Peru to start ''a new life'' then I strongly advice to keep enough money in your savings account to be able to pay a ticket back home and to pick up life back home if things in Peru don't work out.
Often foreigners come to Peru hoping to be successful here but end up penniless and homeless. If you run out of money then the embassy of your country won't help you financially and there are no social welfare benefits in Peru. Not even for Peruvians.