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Living in Peru

With attractions such as Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon and the Nasca Lines, Peru is one of the most visited countries in South America. So it's no surprise that several foreigners decide to take the extra step and move here, either to work, study, or simply enjoy all that Peru has to offer.

There are a variety of visa options for for those interested in living Peru, including work visas, study visas, business visas and residency visas (See Visas for more information). Many foreigners living in Peru simply have tourist visas however. Though people on tourist visas are technically not allowed to work, such regulations are laxly enforced. Tourist visas last up to 183 days. Once the 183 days is up, many people will simply leave the country for a few nights (either crossing to Bolivia, Chile or Ecuador) and be given a new set of days on their return to Peru, though there is no guarantee that they will be allowed to re-enter the country. Some people choose to overstay their visa, which results in paying a fine of $1 for every day overstayed.

The majority of foreigners live in Lima in the well-heeled neighborhoods of Miraflores or San Isidro. A one-bedroom apartment goes for $250 to $350 a month, while units in newer buildings start at $450. Weekly and daily apartment rentals are available, but pricey; you’d be better off in many cases renting a room in a hotel or hostel. If you have capital to invest in property, the Miraflores and San Isidro neighborhoods are also the best bets both for their quality of living and for future market potential. A number of foreigners also live and work in Cusco. Living costs are lower than in Lima, and a one-bedroom apart starts from around $100 a month.

Check out, a great resource for information on extended stays in Peru, including all of the latest Peruvian news, job classifieds, and events calendars.

04 Jun 2012

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