Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q18,081
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q8,441
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is more expensive than in 66% of cities in Latin America (13 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is cheaper than in 77% of cities in the World (154 out of 200)

List of prices in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q86
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q44
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q22
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q12
12 eggs, large Q16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q34
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q97
2 liters of coca-cola Q15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q6,777
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q3,624
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q562
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q5,060
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q2,420
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q343
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q265
40” flat screen tv Q2,765
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q650
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q57
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q409
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q275
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q753
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q685
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q137,789
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q6
Monthly ticket public transport Q108
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q73
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q36
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q75
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q190
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q40
4 rolls of toilet paper Q16
Tube of toothpaste Q14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q87
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q164
2 tickets to the movies Q90
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q209
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q377
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q48
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q23
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q5,407
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.04
1 month of gym membership in business district Q458
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q32
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 622 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2021

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

the world
154th
out of 200
latin america
13th
out of 35

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

the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
latin america
4th

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