- Cost of Living
- Guatemala
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 50% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Guatemala is 50% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Q41 (E£ 99) | E£ 126 | - 22% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Q42 (E£ 101) | E£ 64 | + 57% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Q27 (E£ 64) | E£ 39 | + 66% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Q12 (E£ 28) | E£ 14 | + 104% | |

12 eggs, large | Q15 (E£ 35) | E£ 23 | + 54% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Q9 (E£ 22) | E£ 11 | + 93% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Q37 (E£ 89) | E£ 31 | + 183% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Q21 (E£ 49) | E£ 23 | + 116% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Q8 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 201% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Q11 (E£ 27) | E£ 19 | + 38% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Q81 (E£ 195) | E£ 167 | + 17% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Q15 (E£ 35) | E£ 11 | + 217% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Q7 (E£ 18) | E£ 9 | + 97% | |

Housing | + 116% | |||

Housing in Guatemala is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Q6,536 (E£ 15,663) | E£ 8,391 | + 87% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Q4,606 (E£ 11,037) | E£ 4,338 | + 154% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Q626 (E£ 1,501) | E£ 901 | + 67% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Q5,523 (E£ 13,235) | E£ 5,773 | + 129% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Q3,723 (E£ 8,921) | E£ 2,807 | + 218% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Q435 (E£ 1,042) | E£ 583 | + 79% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Q424 (E£ 1,015) | E£ 261 | + 289% | |

40” flat screen TV | Q3,522 (E£ 8,441) | E£ 6,626 | + 27% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Q915 (E£ 2,192) | E£ 2,739 | - 20% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Q69 (E£ 164) | E£ 82 | + 99% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Q21 (E£ 51) | E£ 88 | - 42% | |

Clothes | + 16% | |||

Clothes in Guatemala is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Q566 (E£ 1,357) | E£ 798 | + 70% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Q379 (E£ 908) | E£ 804 | + 13% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Q713 (E£ 1,708) | E£ 1,819 | - 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Q644 (E£ 1,543) | E£ 1,376 | + 12% | |

Transportation | - 2% | |||

Transportation in Guatemala is 2% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Q132,449 (E£ 317,398) | E£ 480,007 | - 34% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Q6 (E£ 15) | E£ 4.91 | + 200% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Q177 (E£ 425) | E£ 381 | + 11% | |

Personal Care | + 109% | |||

Personal Care in Guatemala is 109% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Q38 (E£ 92) | E£ 39 | + 133% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Q121 (E£ 290) | E£ 78 | + 272% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Q239 (E£ 574) | E£ 266 | + 115% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Q42 (E£ 101) | E£ 54 | + 88% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Q29 (E£ 71) | E£ 47 | + 49% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Q46 (E£ 110) | E£ 44 | + 146% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Q16 (E£ 38) | E£ 21 | + 85% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Q13 (E£ 31) | E£ 20 | + 55% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Q57 (E£ 137) | E£ 56 | + 143% | |

Entertainment | - 74% | |||

Entertainment in Guatemala is 74% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Q152 (E£ 365) | E£ 323 | + 13% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Q78 (E£ 188) | E£ 128 | + 47% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Q178 (E£ 426) | E£ 676 | - 37% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Q312 (E£ 747) | E£ 483 | + 55% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Q49 (E£ 117) | E£ 105 | + 12% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Q25 (E£ 59) | E£ 39 | + 52% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Q28 (E£ 66) | E£ 61 | + 8% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Q4,218 (E£ 10,108) | E£ 11,870 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Q1.12 (E£ 2.68) | E£ 50 | - 95% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Q506 (E£ 1,212) | E£ 678 | + 79% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Q24 (E£ 57) | E£ 32 | + 77% | |

TOTAL | - 15% |

These prices were last updated on March 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.396
EGP
/
GTQ

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#
Cost of living in
**Guatemala**
is
**15% cheaper than**
in
**Egypt**

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