Peru is a country located in South America. There are 5 countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador) that Peru shares its borders with. The official language of Peru is Spanish. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Spanish.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Peru was ranked 56th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Peru is Peruvian sol (PEN). The nuevo sol (S/) is subdivided into 100 céntimo.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 4.06 PEN and 1 USD is worth 3.74 PEN.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Peru is 156.87 Mbps and mobile is 28.99 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density Peru has more ATMs than most other countries.117.24 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Peru, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 3 socket types used in Peru. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Peru will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one Immaculate Conception will take place on December 8.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayAño Nuevo|
|April 6, 2023Moving holiday||Holy ThursdayJueves Santo|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayViernes Santo|
|April 9, 2023Moving holiday||Easter SundayDomingo Santo|
|May 1, 2023||International Workers’ DayDía del Trabajo|
|June 29, 2023||St. Peter and St. PaulDía de San Pedro y San Pablo|
|July 28, 2023||Independence DayDía de la Independencia|
|July 29, 2023||Independence DayDía de la Independencia|
|August 30, 2023||Santa Rosa de LimaDía de Santa Rosa de Lima|
|October 8, 2023||Battle of AngamosCombate de Angamos|
|November 1, 2023||All Saints DayDía de Todos los Santos|
|December 8, 2023||Immaculate ConceptionInmaculada Concepción|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayNavidad|
What hotel chains are present in Peru?
There are no Mariott hotels in Peru.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Peru.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Peru.
What fast food chains are present in Peru?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Peru.
The KFC chain operates in Peru.
The Burger King chain operates in Peru.
What is the weather like in Lima?
Weather data for Lima (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Lima.
Emergency phones in Peru
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage is decriminalized, and medical use is legal.
The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.
- 20 cigarette packages or 50 cigars or 250g of choped tobacco
- 3L of liquor