Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q22,112
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q10,383
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is more expensive than in 61% of cities in Latin America (13 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is cheaper than in 76% of cities in the World (148 out of 194)
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List of prices in Guatemala City
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q74
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q49
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q28
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q15
12 eggs, large Q18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q42
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q93
2 liters of coca-cola Q18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q8
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q7,799
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q4,903
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q575
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q6,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q3,898
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q423
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q262
40” flat screen tv Q3,470
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q837
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q90
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q31
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q493
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q303
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q817
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q734
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q168,629
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q10
Monthly ticket public transport Q273
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q98
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q37
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q211
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q284
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q43
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q40
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q51
4 rolls of toilet paper Q23
Tube of toothpaste Q14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q97
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q178
2 tickets to the movies Q85
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q220
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q361
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q55
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q32
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q22
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q5,665
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.55
1 month of gym membership in business district Q528
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q27
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 425 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2024

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

the world
148th
out of 194
latin america
13th
out of 31

Cheapest and most expensive products in Guatemala compared to other cities:

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2nd
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4th

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