- Cost of Living
- Guatemala
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Guatemala**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 37% | |||
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Food in Guatemala is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Q40 (E£ 94) | E£ 142 | - 34% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Q42 (E£ 97) | E£ 69 | + 41% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Q21 (E£ 49) | E£ 39 | + 28% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Q12 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 89% | |

12 eggs, large | Q15 (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 64% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Q8 (E£ 19) | E£ 10 | + 89% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Q38 (E£ 87) | E£ 32 | + 175% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Q18 (E£ 42) | E£ 25 | + 72% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Q9 (E£ 22) | E£ 7 | + 221% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Q11 (E£ 25) | E£ 22 | + 14% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Q75 (E£ 172) | E£ 146 | + 18% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Q15 (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 173% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Q7 (E£ 17) | E£ 5.81 | + 187% | |

Housing | + 85% | |||

Housing in Guatemala is 85% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Q6,396 (E£ 14,804) | E£ 8,190 | + 81% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Q4,601 (E£ 10,648) | E£ 5,267 | + 102% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Q690 (E£ 1,598) | E£ 908 | + 76% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Q4,905 (E£ 11,354) | E£ 6,098 | + 86% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Q3,545 (E£ 8,205) | E£ 3,794 | + 116% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Q450 (E£ 1,041) | E£ 610 | + 70% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Q341 (E£ 790) | E£ 235 | + 236% | |

40” flat screen TV | Q3,536 (E£ 8,184) | E£ 6,021 | + 36% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Q747 (E£ 1,729) | E£ 3,030 | - 43% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Q102 (E£ 237) | E£ 102 | + 133% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Q21 (E£ 48) | E£ 91 | - 48% | |

Clothes | + 30% | |||

Clothes in Guatemala is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Q430 (E£ 996) | E£ 874 | + 14% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Q466 (E£ 1,078) | E£ 761 | + 42% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Q745 (E£ 1,724) | E£ 1,831 | - 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Q699 (E£ 1,619) | E£ 1,123 | + 44% | |

Transportation | - 5% | |||

Transportation in Guatemala is 5% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Q117,546 (E£ 272,068) | E£ 444,807 | - 39% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Q14 (E£ 32) | E£ 6 | + 438% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Q118 (E£ 274) | E£ 435 | - 37% | |

Personal Care | + 103% | |||

Personal Care in Guatemala is 103% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Q42 (E£ 97) | E£ 37 | + 160% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Q144 (E£ 333) | E£ 75 | + 344% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Q274 (E£ 633) | E£ 351 | + 80% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Q50 (E£ 116) | E£ 60 | + 93% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Q33 (E£ 76) | E£ 49 | + 54% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Q40 (E£ 93) | E£ 48 | + 94% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Q21 (E£ 48) | E£ 25 | + 89% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Q17 (E£ 39) | E£ 19 | + 108% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Q58 (E£ 135) | E£ 70 | + 93% | |

Entertainment | + 18% | |||

Entertainment in Guatemala is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Q157 (E£ 363) | E£ 320 | + 13% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Q89 (E£ 205) | E£ 133 | + 54% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Q185 (E£ 428) | E£ 728 | - 41% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Q373 (E£ 864) | E£ 524 | + 65% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Q46 (E£ 108) | E£ 95 | + 14% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Q29 (E£ 68) | E£ 42 | + 63% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Q25 (E£ 58) | E£ 41 | + 41% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Q4,893 (E£ 11,325) | E£ 9,559 | + 18% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Q1.74 (E£ 4.04) | E£ 4.68 | - 14% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Q426 (E£ 985) | E£ 787 | + 25% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Q23 (E£ 52) | E£ 37 | + 41% | |

TOTAL | + 34% |

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.315
EGP
/
GTQ

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#
Cost of living in
**Guatemala**
is
**34% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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