Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q20,238
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q9,651
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is more expensive than in 86% of cities in Latin America (6 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is cheaper than in 68% of cities in the World (110 out of 161)
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List of prices in Guatemala City
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q81
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q48
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q12
12 eggs, large Q17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q38
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q109
2 liters of coca-cola Q16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q8
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q7,750
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q4,369
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q576
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q5,078
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q2,756
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q488
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q223
40” flat screen tv Q3,163
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q720
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q91
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q40
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q522
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q351
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q853
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q724
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q128,586
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q8
Monthly ticket public transport Q134
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q76
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q39
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q84
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q288
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q51
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q50
4 rolls of toilet paper Q20
Tube of toothpaste Q16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q90
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q204
2 tickets to the movies Q84
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q210
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q425
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q53
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q28
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q27
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q6,239
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.04
1 month of gym membership in business district Q439
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q26
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 478 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

the world
110th
out of 161
latin america
6th
out of 36

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

the world
3rd
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd

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