Cost of living in Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q23,263
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q10,623
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q91
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q52
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q28
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q15
12 eggs, large Q21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q40
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q112
2 liters of coca-cola Q18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q10
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q8,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q4,715
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q657
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q6,050
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q3,741
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q328
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q264
40” flat screen tv Q3,167
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q998
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q101
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q36
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q485
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q405
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q787
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q888
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q190,122
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q10
Monthly ticket public transport Q236
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q36
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q191
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q324
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q45
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q39
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q50
4 rolls of toilet paper Q25
Tube of toothpaste Q14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q101
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q156
2 tickets to the movies Q91
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q271
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q355
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q62
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q5,278
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q2.11
1 month of gym membership in business district Q470
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q31

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:
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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