Cost of living in Guatemala

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q41
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Q43
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q28
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q12
12 eggs, large Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q37
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q90
2 liters of Coca-Cola Q15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q8
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Q7,201
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Q4,008
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q669
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Q5,854
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Q3,493
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Q478
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Q472
40” flat screen TV Q3,527
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Q991
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q59
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q15
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Q552
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Q411
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Q691
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q647
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q145,509
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q6.00
Monthly ticket public transport Q99
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q41
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q110
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Q213
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Q44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q41
4 rolls of toilet paper Q16
Tube of toothpaste Q13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q56
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q152
2 tickets to the movies Q79
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q178
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q290
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q50
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q29
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Q4,487
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q0.94
1 month of gym membership in business district Q517
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Q23

Map of Cost of Living in Guatemala

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This map shows only the top cities in Guatemala. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Quetzaltenango costs Q260 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Quetzaltenango costs Q200 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Quetzaltenango costs Q50 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Quetzaltenango costs Q200 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Quetzaltenango costs Q25 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Quetzaltenango costs Q50 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Quetzaltenango costs Q15 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Quetzaltenango costs Q5.00 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Quetzaltenango costs Q35 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Quetzaltenango costs Q19 (about 13 hours ago)