- Cost of Living
- Guatemala
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 43% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Guatemala is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Q44 (E£ 106) | E£ 139 | - 24% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Q42 (E£ 99) | E£ 68 | + 45% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Q26 (E£ 62) | E£ 39 | + 57% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Q11 (E£ 26) | E£ 14 | + 87% | |

12 eggs, large | Q14 (E£ 34) | E£ 21 | + 60% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Q9 (E£ 21) | E£ 11 | + 96% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Q40 (E£ 97) | E£ 31 | + 209% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Q18 (E£ 44) | E£ 25 | + 75% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Q8 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 192% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Q10 (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 18% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Q74 (E£ 176) | E£ 153 | + 15% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Q15 (E£ 35) | E£ 12 | + 179% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Q6 (E£ 15) | E£ 6 | + 154% | |

Housing | + 99% | |||

Housing in Guatemala is 99% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Q6,396 (E£ 15,250) | E£ 7,978 | + 91% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Q4,601 (E£ 10,968) | E£ 4,777 | + 130% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Q690 (E£ 1,646) | E£ 882 | + 87% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Q4,827 (E£ 11,509) | E£ 5,590 | + 106% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Q3,545 (E£ 8,452) | E£ 3,470 | + 144% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Q464 (E£ 1,106) | E£ 577 | + 92% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Q389 (E£ 927) | E£ 274 | + 238% | |

40” flat screen TV | Q3,457 (E£ 8,243) | E£ 6,244 | + 32% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Q755 (E£ 1,800) | E£ 3,113 | - 42% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Q59 (E£ 141) | E£ 87 | + 61% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Q20 (E£ 49) | E£ 94 | - 48% | |

Clothes | + 25% | |||

Clothes in Guatemala is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Q647 (E£ 1,542) | E£ 914 | + 69% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Q404 (E£ 962) | E£ 790 | + 22% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Q716 (E£ 1,708) | E£ 1,956 | - 13% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Q770 (E£ 1,835) | E£ 1,242 | + 48% | |

Transportation | - 5% | |||

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

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Q128,369 (E£ 306,054) | E£ 468,748 | - 35% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Q7 (E£ 18) | E£ 5.19 | + 243% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Q124 (E£ 296) | E£ 319 | - 7% | |

Personal Care | + 112% | |||

Personal Care in Guatemala is 112% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Q45 (E£ 106) | E£ 38 | + 178% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Q136 (E£ 324) | E£ 80 | + 307% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Q261 (E£ 621) | E£ 254 | + 144% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Q49 (E£ 117) | E£ 51 | + 128% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Q30 (E£ 72) | E£ 52 | + 38% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Q41 (E£ 97) | E£ 47 | + 105% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Q16 (E£ 39) | E£ 20 | + 98% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Q13 (E£ 31) | E£ 20 | + 58% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Q62 (E£ 149) | E£ 64 | + 134% | |

Entertainment | + 6% | |||

Entertainment in Guatemala is 6% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Q157 (E£ 374) | E£ 336 | + 11% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Q83 (E£ 199) | E£ 128 | + 56% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Q178 (E£ 424) | E£ 700 | - 39% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Q301 (E£ 718) | E£ 518 | + 39% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Q47 (E£ 112) | E£ 93 | + 21% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Q26 (E£ 61) | E£ 38 | + 61% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Q25 (E£ 60) | E£ 55 | + 9% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Q4,218 (E£ 10,056) | E£ 11,085 | - 9% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Q1.12 (E£ 2.67) | E£ 4.75 | - 44% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Q483 (E£ 1,153) | E£ 729 | + 58% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Q23 (E£ 55) | E£ 34 | + 63% | |

TOTAL | + 36% |

These prices were last updated on July 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.384
EGP
/
GTQ

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#
Cost of living in
**Guatemala**
is
**36% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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