Editor Rating: $30-40USD per day - This budget does not include a trek to Machu Picchu, as those can increase the daily budget dramatically, and prices vary wildly depending on which trek you take. But for $30-40USD, a couple will be able to get a private room while eating out for most meals, and taking in the museums and sites around the city.
Indie Travel Scale
Editor Rating: 6 - Cusco is a cool city, but it is super touristy. People usually come here for one reason and one reason only - a base for Machu Picchu. Don't be surprised to see Irish pubs and a heavy western influence. However, if you get out of the city center, you can get away from the tourists and rub elbows with native Peruvians.