Immigrate to Peru. Things to consider before moving to Peru
Things to know about living in Peru
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Visa regulations for Peru
If you plan to immigrate to Peru and stay there, it is highly recommended to check the immigration laws in advance to handle all the bureaucratic procedures properly. There are several types of visas popular among the expats moving to Peru:
- Tourist visa. People who are going to visit historical sites and are planning to stay in Peru for less than 180 days can apply for a tourist visa. Citizens of about 100 countries do not need a visa to enter Peru as a tourist.
- Business visa. This type of visa is for those who plan to come to Peru for business purposes for no longer than 90 days.
- Work visa. If you have already found a job in Peru or have signed a work agreement, you are welcome to apply for a work visa locally in Lima or any other city and provide all the necessary documents translated to Spanish to a consulate.
- Investor visa. This type of visa is suitable for those who want to start a business in Peru or invest at least $30,000 in a local company. You will need to present a detailed business plan and grant that you would employ locals if you are going to set your own company in Peru.
- Retirement visa. It is issued to expats who can support themselves financially with at least €1000 of monthly income coming from outside of Peru.
The cost of moving to Peru: Property information and the average rent in Peru
Expats usually stay in Lima, the capital of Peru, either in a rented apartment or in a private house. If you are planning to immigrate to Peru alone, the average rental price for a one-bedroom apartment will cost around €380 per month. When you are moving to Peru with your family, a three-bedroom apartment will cost you €700 per month.
If you decide to buy an apartment in Peru, you will also have to pay a transfer tax, registration fee, and real estate agent’s fee.
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LIVING IN PERU
The cost of living in Peru
When immigrating to Peru, foreigners prefer to live in Lima. Despite being the capital of Peru, Lima offers affordable prices for accommodation and food, while the average monthly salary is €800-900. People relocating from the USA to Peru would be pleasantly surprised by affordable prices and an opportunity to save money.
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The job market in Peru
Lima is a popular hotspot among expats who immigrate to Peru because it offers many job opportunities. However, employers prioritise hiring locals to foreigners. Anyway, highly qualified professionals in the medical and legal fields are in demand. Professionals in mining, fishing, oil and gas industries would also find many job opportunities in Peru.
Education and schools in Peru
If you are moving to Peru with children, you need to take care of their education. The quality of education in Peru is one of the best among the Latin American countries. Children go to school starting from the age of 6 till 16 and then enrol in a college or university. There are two types of schools in Peru: public and private. While educational programs in public schools are in Spanish, those could be bilingual in international schools.
Healthcare in Peru
Healthcare system in Peru is divided into two categories: private and public. Most medical facilities are located in big cities and urban areas, but the quality of healthcare in Peru is not very high. That is why wealthy Peruvians and expats prefer private healthcare services and facilities. The pharmacy chain is also well-developed across the country, but the prices for medicines could be 2-3 times more expensive than in the USA and European countries.
Driving in Peru: Should I get a driving license?
You can drive in Peru with your local driving license up to 30 days, and after that, you need to obtain an International Driving Permit. The IDP is valid for one year. Then you can get a Peruvian driver’s license.
Using a car in Peru can be appropriate when you drive across the country. However, it is better to use the public transportation system, especially when you reside in Lima.
What else to know about living in Peru as an expat
- Favourable climate. The climate in Peru is very comfortable because it is warm at any season, while the average winter temperature is about +15 °C.
- Low cost of living. Expats can enjoy low prices for food, clothes, and even apartment rental while the average monthly salary would be more than enough to support your living in Peru.
- Low-security levels. The crime rates in Peru are rather high, so it can be sometimes dangerous to carry expensive items with you.
- The high cost of mobile communication services. The prices for mobile communication could be sometimes unreasonably high, so it is better to choose a mobile operator in advance.
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