Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q42
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Q43
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q12
12 eggs, large Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q40
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q22
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 Q91
2 liters of Coca-Cola Q15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Q7,904
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Q4,127
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q677
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Q6,723
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Q3,551
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Q453
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Q470
40” flat screen TV Q3,524
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Q1,098
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q54
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Q586
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Q431
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Q714
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q665
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q142,556
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q5.93
Monthly ticket public transport Q141
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q78
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q39
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q106
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Q245
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Q35
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q33
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q42
4 rolls of toilet paper Q17
Tube of toothpaste Q14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q60
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q148
2 tickets to the movies Q81
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q215
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q315
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q47
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q30
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Q4,997
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.30
1 month of gym membership in business district Q564
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Q22
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 750 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2017.

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

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240th
out of 341
latin america
30th
out of 55

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