Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q17,777
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q8,479
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is cheaper than in 68% of cities in Latin America (32 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is cheaper than in 82% of cities in the World (234 out of 285)

List of prices in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q53
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q40
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q23
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q12
12 eggs, large Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q17
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 Q68
2 liters of coca-cola Q14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q7,141
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q3,535
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q454
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q4,218
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q2,422
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q394
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q288
40” flat screen tv Q2,939
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q662
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q52
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q421
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q326
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q749
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q688
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q122,747
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q7
Monthly ticket public transport Q116
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q76
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q32
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q100
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q239
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q43
4 rolls of toilet paper Q18
Tube of toothpaste Q13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q77
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q112
2 tickets to the movies Q85
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q207
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q269
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q38
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q15
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q6,181
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q0.99
1 month of gym membership in business district Q397
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q25
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 988 prices entered by 66 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

the world
234th
out of 285
latin america
32nd
out of 47

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

the world
2nd
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

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