Cost of living in Georgetown, Guyana

List of prices in Georgetown, Guyana. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,561 G$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,239 G$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 520 G$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 470 G$
12 eggs, large 598 G$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 376 G$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,079 G$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 762 G$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 217 G$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 350 G$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,917 G$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 409 G$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 266 G$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 225,319 G$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 122,500 G$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 25,000 G$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 125,000 G$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 90,000 G$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 11,667 G$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 10,228 G$
40” flat screen TV 162,098 G$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,950 G$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,833 G$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,700 G$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,196 G$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 8,000 G$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 15,525 G$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 15,734 G$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,769,230 G$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 217 G$
Monthly ticket public transport 7,167 G$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,905 G$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,572 G$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,900 G$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 3,750 G$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,780 G$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 604 G$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 700 G$
4 rolls of toilet paper 493 G$
Tube of toothpaste 357 G$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,101 G$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,842 G$
2 tickets to the movies 2,533 G$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,119 G$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 13,419 G$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,758 G$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 922 G$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 399 G$
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 20 G$
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,498 G$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 550 G$
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 80 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: January 15, 2019.

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