Cost of living in Guatemala

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q43
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Q42
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q28
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 Q38
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q18
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 Q74
2 liters of Coca-Cola Q14
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 Q4,905
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) Q387
40” flat screen TV Q3,344
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Q755
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q59
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q20
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Q628
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Q404
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Q716
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q686
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q117,546
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q7
Monthly ticket public transport Q118
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q121
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Q254
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Q49
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q40
4 rolls of toilet paper Q16
Tube of toothpaste Q13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q58
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q150
2 tickets to the movies Q84
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 Q309
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q47
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) Q1.12
1 month of gym membership in business district Q426
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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