Cost of living in Guatemala

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q42
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Q41
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q11
12 eggs, large Q14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q39
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 Q4,606
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 Q3,723
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 Q20
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 Q132,449
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q6
Monthly ticket public transport Q198
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) Q239
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 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 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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