Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q21,342
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q9,834
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is more expensive than in 70% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is cheaper than in 73% of cities in the World (151 out of 206)
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List of prices in Guatemala City
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q91
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q49
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q13
12 eggs, large Q17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q11
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q43
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 Q96
2 liters of coca-cola Q17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q7
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q7,290
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q4,665
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q473
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q5,166
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q2,665
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q392
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q204
40” flat screen tv Q3,405
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q746
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q108
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q26
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q481
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q269
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q714
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q519
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q163,750
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q10
Monthly ticket public transport Q321
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q112
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q54
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q124
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q341
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q36
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q44
4 rolls of toilet paper Q19
Tube of toothpaste Q17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q95
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q198
2 tickets to the movies Q84
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q288
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q360
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q64
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q20
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q5,983
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.34
1 month of gym membership in business district Q390
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q26
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 729 prices entered by 68 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

the world
151st
out of 206
latin america
10th
out of 30

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

latin america
4th

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