Lima is the capital city of Peru and it is located at the interweaving point of three river valleys above the Pacific Ocean at the west coast. The city's climate is mild and warm. The average temperatures are around 20 C in summer (December to March) and around 15 C in winter (July to September). Rain falls mainly in the winter, and mainly in the form of moist fog, the real rain falls in summer short and local. The city's main attractions are the historic buildings, monasteries, and the shrines and churches from the colonial period in the center, where you can also find the slums and the modern tower blocks. The city is also famous for its excellent sea food. Lima is reasonably safe for a South American city, although robberies and scams are common. Especially the stadium areas should be avoided during and after football games, because the clashes between the supporters are often violent. In bars and clubs you should always pay special attention to your drink, because hence robbery and rape with the use of Ko drops are almost as common as pick-pocketing.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Lima forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Lima is quite a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $34.96, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $154.51, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $39.12
- Hotel (3 stars): $71.03
- Hotel (4 stars): $123.53
- Hotel (5 stars): $245.01
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $9.45
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $16.83
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.07
- Meal, McDonalds: $4.58
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $2.95
Lima has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 31.2 (weaker than United states average 48.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 47.1 (weaker than United states average 69.0)
- Walking alone at night: 21.7 (weaker than United states average 41.3)
More information: Lima safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: An international driving license is generally recommended, but not necessarily required.
- Direction of traffic: In South America the traffic is right-handed. The only exceptions to this are Guyana and Suriname.
- Age restrictions: In Argentina the age limit for driving is 21 years.
- Roads, bridges and tunnels with toll: Geography of toll roads North and South America