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Brandon Le Clerk

"During all my life as an expat (Lima is my fourth home abroad), I have been searching exactly for a networking platform like InterNations."

Maria Borges

"InterNations and the Lima Community helped me to learn a lot about Peru and the Peruvian culture -- not to mention Lima's nightlife. ;) "

Meet the InterNations Expat Community of Lima!

¡Hola y bienvenido, or hello and welcome to InterNations Lima! As an international network used by expats all over the globe to communicate, discuss and share information online as well as get-together offline at regular events, InterNations has grown from a humble start-up in 2007 to become the world's leading social network for expats around the world. So if you're moving to Lima and you want to know the best international schools, find suitable employment, know what vaccinations you might need or a thousand other things besides, join InterNations today and rest easy in the knowledge that our Lima Community will be behind you every step of the way during your relocation, offering not only information and advice in the online forum, but also plenty of socializing and networking opportunities in Lima itself.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Hong Kong or Riyadh.

Join Our Exciting Events in Lima

Attend our monthly events and activities for Lima expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Lima Expat Guides

  • Moving to Lima

    Moving to Lima is an exciting choice. It will give you the opportunity to experience a culture and a city that is unlike any other. But before moving to Lima, you need to ensure your visa, healthcare, and language skills are in order. Find all the info you need in this InterNations guide.
  • Living in Lima

    Living in Lima will give you a taste of life in South America. While you are experiencing life in this bustling city, you might need some guidance. Read on in this InterNations guide for information on what living in Lima is all about, including safety, currency, transportation, education, and housing.
  • Working in Lima

    Working in Lima makes you a part of the rapidly developing Latin American economy. You might be involved with a Peruvian or an international company, but either way you need some tips on the general financial state of Lima and on doing business in the city in general.

Exchange Tips about living in Lima

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What Is Expat Life in Lima Like?

As a developing country with some persistent social and political problems, Peru might at first not seem like the most attractive prospect for expat life, but the capital Lima is a vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis that is home to nearly 2 million people and accounts for around 30% of the country's GDP. With increasing international links and a government that is pumping cash into infrastructure and amenities in the capital in order to attract foreign investment, Lima has become a much more viable destination for expats looking to work and live in somewhere exotic and different. A truly historical city with a unique and captivating culture, Lima can prove to be a great place to live for any expat, as long as they are willing to make some adjustments.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The Network for Expats in Lima

Life in Lima can be hectic at times, although the beautiful temples, sweltering year round heat, and richness of the traditional culture can easily make up for this. Aside from the usual homesickness after long distance relocation, the culture shock can hit many expats in Lima pretty hard — so take advantage of the many social, business and activity groups and events on offer in InterNations Lima. From practical business networking and language exchange (brush up on your Spanish, as English is not as widely spoken in Peru as in many other parts of the world!) to literature clubs, singles nights, karaoke and hiking groups, there is literally something for any new member of InterNations to enjoy, or you can simply unwind in the company of like-minded expats and global minds.

Brandon Le Clerk

"During all my life as an expat (Lima is my fourth home abroad), I have been searching exactly for a networking platform like InterNations."

Maria Borges

"InterNations and the Lima Community helped me to learn a lot about Peru and the Peruvian culture -- not to mention Lima's nightlife. ;) "

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