The official language spoken in Peru is Spanish but many still speak the traditional Quenchua and Aymara dialects.
Name: Peruvian Sol
£1 = approximately 4 Sol.
Time Zone: Peru Time Zone (UTC-05:00)
The typical cost of a domestic beer in Peru is S6 (approx £1.40) and imported beer is a few Sol more.
The cost of a meal in Peru varies - for local food, expect to pay around S10 (less than £3). A meal in a sit down restaurant can cost up to S40- around £10 per person.
Taxiiii? A normal taxi fare starts at around 5 S/ per kilometre. Expect to pay around 80 S/ for a 10-11km journey from Lima Airport to your hotel or hostel.
Local transportation in Peru is slow and bumpy, but cheap... and exciting! Expect to pay 1.50 S/ (around 30p) for a bus ticket or single journey in a colectivo.
Looking for a cheap stay? Hostels in Peru come as cheap as £2.50 per person per night.
You can stay in a range of hotel options in Peru. Inexpensive guesthouses can cost as little as 30 S/ a night; something a little fancier will cost you up to 200 S/ (£48) per night.