Trujillo, Peru – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Located on the northern coast of Peru, Trujillo is the country’s third largest city. The city hosts very few tourists at any one time. 

Trujillo is a 9 hour drive from Lima, so if you’re taking a bus you may consider stopping in Chimbote.

 

POPULATION: 800,000

 

IS TRUJILLO SAFE?

A bit safer than Chiclayo, but theft is still an issue here. Don’t flash your cell phone around and don’t carry more cash than you need. 


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RENT AN APARTMENT IN TRUJILLO

$500.00.

 

NIGHTLIFE IN TRUJILLO

6/10 

Trujillo isn’t the best for nightlife. The biggest concentration of bars are in the center of the city, but options and quality are lacking for a city of its size. Although it’s said that it has the best nightlife options on the coast, I’d say Chiclayo is actually a better option…unless I’m missing something.

I recommend: Brothers Bar

 

COST OF LIVING IN TRUJILLO

The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.

*Figures are listed in USD

You’ll need a minimum of $711 USD/month to live in Trujillo, Peru

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FINAL THOUGHTS

More organized and more attractions than nearby Chiclayo. You also have Huanchaco nearby, which is a popular beach town. Check out Trujillo for a day or two if you’re planning to hit the beach, but I would not suggest this place for a long term stay. Peru offers many better travel options for tourists.

OVERALL RATING: 6.5/10

 

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