Life in Lima

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Multiculturalism is the main characteristic of the Peruvian capital. Lima has an important cultural and entertainment offer that includes museums, theaters, cinemas and art galleries. Known as the "City of Kings" since the vice royal period, it is home to Universidad del Pacífico and one of the most important financial centers of the region.​

  • Housing

    ​​Housing in Lima is varied and offers options and costs that cater to the students' specific needs. In order to access this service, students must write to incoming@up.edu.pe​. The closest districts to the university are Lince, Magdalena del Mar, Pueblo Libre, Miraflores and San Isidro.​​

    Student Houses

    It is one the favorite options for international students as it allows them to share housing with other classmates. Generally, the houses offer the basic services and have room for six or more students, with a monthly cost of US$ 250 to US$ 350 per person.

    Universidad del Pacífico recommends some student houses known for the quality of their services and their strategic location:


    Family Houses

    Universidad del Pacífico has a list of families offering housing to international students. The monthly fee includes housing, basic services (utilities, TV-cable and Internet) and one or two meals a day. 

    Apartment Rental

    Universidad del Pacífico is located in Jesús María, one of the forty-three districts in the city of Lima. It is important to know that the cost of renting an apartment varies depending on the district where it is located. For example, an apartment for two people in Miraflores, one of the closest districts to the University, is around US$ 350 a month per student.

    Another factor affecting the rent is the number of rooms. Therefore, a shared apartment can be between US$ 280 and US$ 350 a month per student.​

  • Weather and Clothing

    Peru's geographical location creates a large variety of climates, with seasons opposing the ones in Europe and North America.

    The three regions in the country (the coast, the highlands and the rain forest) have different climates depending on the season. In Lima, the first three months of the year are the warmest, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 30°C. Winter starts in June and ends in September. Thus, the coldest months are June, July and August with temperatures from 12 to 18° C. The rest of the year is spring.

    Even though temperatures are not that low during the winter, it is very chilly during the night. Wool clothing is recommended: sweaters, jackets, scarves and caps. Drizzle is also common during the Lima winter; therefore a light rain-proof jacket is required. The rest of the seasons are warm and sunny.​t

  • Cost of living

    Monthly housing fees go from US$ 350 to US$ 450. Food costs an average of US$ 7 a day (about US$ 210 a month) and transportation, depending on the means of transportation, can go from US$ 0.40 to US$ 5.60 a day.

    Study materials are not expensive. To cover photocopies, reading material and assignments, you will need about US$ 40. You will spend about US$ 70 a month on extra services. In total, the cost of living in Lima is approximately US$ 788 a month (equivalent to US$ 3940 for five months).​

  • Safety
    U​niversidad del Pacífico recommends the following to help you prevent uncomfortable situations.
    • When using public transportation or visiting crowded places, keep your personal objects in safe places.
    • Taxis in Lima do not have taximeters; therefore, you need to ask for the fee before taking one. In this case, we suggest you make sure you have the exact change.  
    • Regarding personal documents, it is recommended to leave the originals in the housing and carry photocopies.
    • When traveling outside Lima, it is recommended to contact well-known travel agencies. Ask for references at the International Relations Office or to Peruvian students. If you are traveling alone, avoid beaches and lonely routes.
    • Do not carry large amounts of money, debit cards or credit cards with you. Many places accept credit cards.​

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