Peru is a very cheap place to travel, which is just one of many reasons that makes it so much fun! Your personal spending on the trip will include your food, drinks, shopping, entertainment and any activities outside of those included your FNEZ adventure.
For the entirety of our 20 Day Peru Trip -- "Wander Through the Ican World", we would recommend a budget of $1300 - $2200. Any travel budget will fluctuate between personalities, so ask yourself: "What type of traveller are you?"
The Hippie: Brings about $1300-$1500 for the 20 days. Eats local food, bargains well at the market, finds good prices on drinks and picks, and chooses their optional activities wisely! Often likely to continue travelling after their FNEZ trip is complete.
The Backpacker: $1500-$1800 spending money. A bit more frivolous, but is aware of their budget. Takes in most activities they are interested in, without going too extravagant. Likes to party, but always looking for a good deal.
The Rock Star: $1800 - $2200: Not too worried about their budget, they'll do almost everything, including lavish amounts of shopping and partying often. There won't be too much holding them back from activities, as this is their trip and don't want to let anything pass them by.
To help you work out your budget, here are some examples to give you an idea what you will be spending in Peru.
Food and Drink:
Typical Breakfast/Lunch: $4-$10
Typical Dinner: $7-$14
Litre of Beer: $3
Litre of Beer at the Bar: $6
Bottle of Pisco Whiskey (750ml): $15
Entertainment and Activities aside from already included:
Tandem Paraglide in Lima:$50
Surfboard rental (1 day): $10-15
Surf Lesson (1 hour): $20-25
Downhill Mountain Biking Trip: $50
Rock Climbing: $40-50
Bungee Jumping: $75
White-water Rafting: $55-$65
Hiking the dunes of the Ica Desert
Incan Hot stone Massages $10
Wander the Nazca Lines and see the animals of the Ballestas Islands $40
Colca Canyon hike $50-$75
Pisco Wine Tasting tour $10
Soak up the Hot Springs after hiking 26km through the Colca Canyon $10
Salsa Lessons $10-$20
Rainbow Mountain Trek in Cusco $160