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) Q42
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q27
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 Q8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q81
2 liters of Coca-Cola Q15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q7
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Q6,536
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Q3,831
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q626
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Q5,523
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Q3,576
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Q435
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Q424
40” flat screen TV Q3,522
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Q915
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q69
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q21
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Q566
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Q379
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Q713
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q644
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q149,033
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q6
Monthly ticket public transport Q166
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q38
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q121
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Q224
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Q42
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q46
4 rolls of toilet paper Q16
Tube of toothpaste Q13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q57
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q152
2 tickets to the movies Q78
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 Q312
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q49
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q28
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Q4,218
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.12
1 month of gym membership in business district Q506
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Q24

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.

Are you moving to Guatemala? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Guatemala of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Guatemala City costs Q25 (9 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Guatemala City costs Q700 (9 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Guatemala City costs Q1.20 (9 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Guatemala City costs Q8,000 (9 days ago)
  • 12 oz beer in neighbourhood pub in Guatemala City costs Q35 (9 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Guatemala City costs Q40 (9 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Guatemala City costs Q40 (9 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Guatemala City costs Q480 (9 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Guatemala City costs Q240 (9 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Guatemala City costs Q80 (9 days ago)