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Working in Peru

Background Information
Peru's Competitive Advantage
Working in Peru
Peru's Economy
Meet the Culture
The Peruvian Markets
Risk Management in Peru
Social Issues and Concerns in Peru
Conclusion and Recommendations

JUST SAY... you were sitting around at work one day and thought to yourself, "I want to move my business to Peru". GREAT IDEA.
If you've ever felt this sudden urge to expand your business, well now's the time to get moving. All the information you could need or want is on THIS VERY PAGE. So keep reading!

First off... you would need to get there. The following are some average rates for flights, hotels, and car rentals, that you might need when starting up your new branch in Peru.

An average flight from Toronto, Ontario to Lima, Peru could cost you anywhere from $2200-$4000CD (5,800-10,550 PNS) depending on the airline, booking date and other such variables.
To get an idea of costs with the date that you choose, please click here
There are many international airlines that travel to Peru like American Airlines, but here are some of the Peruvian airlines that you might not know of:


Car Rentals

For an average midsize vehicle, through Advantage Rent-a-Car, the daily rate would be approximately $35-45CD (92-118 PNS). Click here for more information.



Whether or not you plan on moving permanently to Peru, or staying temporarily, you will need a place to stay. Listed below are various hotel. Click here for more information.

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Example: El Dorado Plaza; Iquitos, Peru

Approximately $155CD (409 PNS)/2 adult, standard room

"With standard guest rooms, luxurious guest rooms, including suites, you are sure to find a variety of rooms to fit your needs."

- Television with Cable
- Wake Up Service
- Refrigerator
- Bath Robe
- Smoking Available
- Desk
- Air Conditioned
- Balcony


"Having to travel away from the office on business should not limit your productivity. We can provide the business traveler with a complete "mobile office" and assistance from dedicated hotel staff."

- 24-hour room service
- Restaurant and lounge offering a full international menu.
- Recently expanded fitness center
- Full service concierge
- Special packages for weddings, brunches and out-of-town guests

Hotel Facilities
Baby Sitting
Beauty Parlour
Car Rental / Car Hire
Conference Facilities
Laundry Cleaning Service
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Parking - Coach/Bus
Parking / Car Park
Room Service - 24 Hrs.
Solarium / Tanning Salon
Wakeup Service
Room Facilities
Air Condition
In-room Movies
Non Smoking Guestrooms
Satellite T.V.
Telephone / Direct Dial
Trouser Press
Voltage 110/120

Second... Now you're IN Peru! What's next? Time to go out office hunting. Here are a few potential office spaces you could look at:

1. House that can be used as an office. Completely refurbished. It includes, conference hall, noise-proof windows, air conditioning, 30 individual office spaces, 10 toilets, 19 parking spaces
For sale: $879,965.55CD x 2.64 = 2,323,109.05 PNS.

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2. Centro Empresarial Real - The Peruvian capital is one of South America's key business cities. The Regus centre is located in an A class building in Lima's main business district, near the city's two major thoroughfares. The centre offers a prime address in a modern business complex comprising twelve towers. There is easy access to the national motorway network, 500 metres away, and Lima International Airport is a 30 minute drive away.
For rent: $265.97CD x 2.64 = 701.73 PNS /month


3. This apartment is located in the best district of Lima, and can be easily tranformed into an office space. It has a sight to the Golf Club, in an exclusive neighborhood. It is in the 9th floor, green areas, near to restaurants, supermarkets, cinemas, schools, the building has common areas, and doorman 24 hours.
Rent for: $1,257.34 x 2.64 = 3,317.59 /month


Thirdly... Congratulations! You've found the site for your new office. Is it feeling a little empty? It's time to hire some people! Before you put out some job ads, take a look at an example from your area:


Operations Controller
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CANADA; All, PERU
Industry: Recruitment/Staffing
Company URL:
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2004

Our Client is a successful, rapidly expanding organisation that specializes in the production of precious metals. Due to its continued growth, the company wishes to expand its Accounting team, by the addition of an experienced, "savvy" operations controller.

This individual will work extensively with local staff at various locations in South America, so willingness to travel is an important aspect of the role.

The successful candidate should also be fluent in Spanish and come from a mining, forestry or "production" type background.

The role is very autonomous and varied, as the type of support and insights you will provide will vary from one location to another.

You will be an individual, who brings a proven track record in the Operations/ Accounting Arena, someone who can also articulate and communicate to a very high level of effectiveness with the senior management team.

Thank you in advance for your interest. We regret that we can only respond to candidates chosen for interview.

Finally... still feeling a little lost on what business might be like in Peru? The following is a brief look at some of the problems Peru has faced in the recent past, along with some of their solutions being put in place.

In the last few years, Peru has undergone extensive political changes that have had a great impact on the country. The biggest change happened during the 2001 Presidential election. Alejandro Toledo was elected President after a brutal competition that had allegations come forward of Toledo having affairs and having experimented with Cocain. Yet still Mr. Toledo prevailed and for the first time in Peru’s history named Beatriz Merino (a female) as Prime Minister. 


Peru’s recent past is far from perfect. It was mostly marked by corruption, hyperinflation, terrorism, army massacres and food rationing which gave the people little confidence in the government. Mr. Toledo’s has a very difficult job ahead of him to bring confidence back to the government and clean out the corruption that has become all too familiar in the past. There has even been recent violent clashes between citizens and police around the site of a proposed Gold Mine back in September.

However, despite isolated violent clashes Peru appears to be on the right track. Peru is taking steps to spread out their debt repayment to the international community. It is their hope that this will stabilize their fluctuating currency.

The Government has also been ratifying many treaties, most recently a treaty on rights of children which will ensure basic fundamental rights for Peru’s young people.

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