Peru Pt XIV: Cost Summary

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We had six days in Peru (two each in Ollantaytambo, Cusco and Puno) and spent a total of 700 SGD each.

Cost breakdown

Accommodation
Average cost/person/day: 24.59 SGD

Peru was much cheaper than Japan and US in terms of accommodation. Picaflor Tambo was most expensive at 60 USD per night. Cheapest was the Airbnb room in Cusco at 21 USD per night. All came with breakfast which allowed us to save more on food.

Air ticket
Cost/person: 112.37 SGD

The domestic flight between Lima and Cusco cost us 112 SGD each. We had used Avios to redeem them.

Transport
Average cost/person/day: 12.68 SGD

Transportation wasn’t expensive as well, considering there were two long distance bus rides. The tourist bus between Cusco to Puno on Wonder Peru was the more expensive one at 36 USD while the bus between Puno and La Paz cost only 30 Peruvian Soles (PEN). We also had return trips from Cusco to Ollantaytambo on collectivos for 10 PEN per person each way. There were also some taxi rides in Cusco which was usually around 3 to 5 PEN.

Food
Average cost/person/day: 14.27 SGD

The most expensive meal that we had in Peru was at Marcelo Batata for 84 PEN (around 20 SGD per person). The rest of the meals were less than 10 SGD. We could use the kitchen of our Airbnb host at Cusco and we made a simple meal there.

Activity
Average cost/person/day: 43.10 SGD

Visiting Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu is expensive. After taking into account the cost of getting to Machu Picchu, the excursion came up to over 240 SGD. The other excursions that we took in Peru was Raqchi (10 PEN) and Uros Island (20 PEN).

Shopping
Average cost/person: 6.07 SGD

We bought too many llama key chains.

Misc
Average cost/person: 3.53 SGD

Toilets, laundry and change for buskers.

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