South America

Lima

Peru's capital and largest city extends across a wide flat plain along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with an architecturally beautiful colonial heart that morphs into modern high rises or old shantytowns depending on the direction you go. Lima is a leader in industrial development, with more than 7,000 factories located within its metropolitan area, and also counts as one of Latin America's most important financial centers. The everyday life of its 12 million residents seems to change in the winter when a grey fog descends and hovers over the city, but in any season Lima is a cultural and gastronomic delight.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
61
Earning level
59
Purchasing power
55
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Facts about Lima

Price Level Index
Lima
57.0
New York
100.0
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1
5
61
77
Earnings Level Index
Lima
18.6
New York
100.0
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1
7
59
77
Working Time
Lima
0/ 55.6m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
64
77
Purchasing Power Index
Lima
32.6
New York
100.0
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1
10
55
77
Did you know…
Ceviche may be the dish of the city, but it's not for dinner. Freshness and the quality of the fish are crucial, so you should only eat the dish when the locals do – in the first half of the day when it's really fresh.