Cost of living in Guatemala

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q49
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Q42
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q12
12 eggs, large Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q38
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q87
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 Q6,396
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Q4,601
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q690
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Q4,659
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Q3,545
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Q450
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Q341
40” flat screen TV Q3,536
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Q747
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q102
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q44
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Q430
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Q466
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Q745
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q699
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q137,039
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q19
Monthly ticket public transport Q175
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q42
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q144
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Q274
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Q50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q40
4 rolls of toilet paper Q21
Tube of toothpaste Q17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q58
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q139
2 tickets to the movies Q89
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q185
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q373
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q46
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q25
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Q4,893
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.74
1 month of gym membership in business district Q426
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.

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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Prices recently added

  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Antigua Guatemala costs Q23 (5 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Antigua Guatemala costs Q150 (5 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Antigua Guatemala costs Q65 (5 days ago)
  • 12 oz domestic beer in the supermarket in Antigua Guatemala costs Q11 (5 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Antigua Guatemala costs Q38 (5 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Antigua Guatemala costs Q65 (5 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Guatemala City costs Q999,999 (5 days ago)