- Cost of Living
- Guatemala
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 36% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Guatemala is 36% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Q43 (E£ 100) | E£ 145 | - 31% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Q42 (E£ 97) | E£ 71 | + 38% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Q28 (E£ 64) | E£ 39 | + 65% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Q11 (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 74% | |

12 eggs, large | Q14 (E£ 32) | E£ 22 | + 46% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Q9 (E£ 20) | E£ 11 | + 92% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Q38 (E£ 88) | E£ 33 | + 165% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Q18 (E£ 43) | E£ 26 | + 66% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Q8 (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 181% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Q11 (E£ 24) | E£ 21 | + 13% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Q74 (E£ 171) | E£ 156 | + 10% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Q14 (E£ 33) | E£ 12 | + 166% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Q7 (E£ 15) | E£ 6 | + 156% | |

Housing | + 91% | |||

Housing in Guatemala is 91% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Q6,396 (E£ 14,793) | E£ 8,151 | + 81% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Q4,601 (E£ 10,640) | E£ 5,100 | + 109% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Q690 (E£ 1,597) | E£ 899 | + 78% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Q4,905 (E£ 11,345) | E£ 5,889 | + 93% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Q3,545 (E£ 8,199) | E£ 3,880 | + 111% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Q450 (E£ 1,040) | E£ 604 | + 72% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Q387 (E£ 894) | E£ 251 | + 256% | |

40” flat screen TV | Q3,344 (E£ 7,734) | E£ 6,122 | + 26% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Q755 (E£ 1,746) | E£ 2,985 | - 42% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Q59 (E£ 137) | E£ 101 | + 35% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Q20 (E£ 46) | E£ 88 | - 47% | |

Clothes | + 22% | |||

Clothes in Guatemala is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Q628 (E£ 1,452) | E£ 907 | + 60% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Q404 (E£ 933) | E£ 790 | + 18% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Q716 (E£ 1,657) | E£ 1,891 | - 12% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Q686 (E£ 1,586) | E£ 1,119 | + 42% | |

Transportation | - 23% | |||

Transportation in Guatemala is 23% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Q117,546 (E£ 271,853) | E£ 459,253 | - 41% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Q7 (E£ 15) | E£ 5.73 | + 165% | |

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

Personal Care | + 90% | |||

Personal Care in Guatemala is 90% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Q45 (E£ 103) | E£ 37 | + 177% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Q121 (E£ 280) | E£ 79 | + 255% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Q254 (E£ 587) | E£ 314 | + 87% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Q49 (E£ 113) | E£ 51 | + 121% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Q30 (E£ 68) | E£ 52 | + 31% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Q40 (E£ 92) | E£ 48 | + 92% | |

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

Tube of toothpaste | Q13 (E£ 31) | E£ 21 | + 47% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Q58 (E£ 134) | E£ 69 | + 96% | |

Entertainment | + 3% | |||

Entertainment in Guatemala is 3% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Q150 (E£ 346) | E£ 323 | + 7% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Q84 (E£ 194) | E£ 131 | + 48% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Q178 (E£ 411) | E£ 693 | - 41% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Q309 (E£ 715) | E£ 515 | + 39% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Q47 (E£ 109) | E£ 104 | + 5% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Q25 (E£ 58) | E£ 41 | + 42% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Q25 (E£ 58) | E£ 56 | + 2% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Q4,893 (E£ 11,316) | E£ 10,206 | + 11% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Q1.12 (E£ 2.59) | E£ 4.68 | - 45% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Q444 (E£ 1,026) | E£ 831 | + 24% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Q24 (E£ 55) | E£ 36 | + 51% | |

TOTAL | + 25% |

These prices were last updated on October 16, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.313
EGP
/
GTQ

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#
Cost of living in
**Guatemala**
is
**25% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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