Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q48
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Q42
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q11
12 eggs, large Q13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q39
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q19
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q75
2 liters of Coca-Cola Q14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q6
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Q6,723
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Q4,087
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q704
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Q5,497
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Q3,632
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Q519
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Q411
40” flat screen TV Q3,572
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Q941
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q61
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Q686
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Q401
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Q699
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q817
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q125,072
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q6
Monthly ticket public transport Q167
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q82
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q37
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q152
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Q280
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Q53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q43
4 rolls of toilet paper Q16
Tube of toothpaste Q14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q58
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q152
2 tickets to the movies Q86
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q202
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q386
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q52
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q29
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Q4,665
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.11
1 month of gym membership in business district Q605
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Q22
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 352 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2018.

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

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244th
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23rd
out of 49

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