How Expats make a Living in Peru


Home to a World Wonder which we call Machu Picchu, Peru definitely is one of the most visited countries in South America. With its countless mouth-watering dishes and dozens of Incan ruins, it’s no surprise that some tourists became expats in the process. Speaking of which, how do expats earn money there?


Expats still seem to favor internet-based professions like web design & development, programming, day trading, blogging and the likes. Others having professional backgrounds in culinary arts often seek employment in Lima while some teach English and/or become tour guides. To learn more about the experiences of expats living in Ecuador and other South American countries, visit


Peru is one of the three economic jaguars of South America. The other two are Colombia and Chile.