Cost of living in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Quetzaltenango

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q14,822
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q5,631
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q36
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q39
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q10
12 eggs, large Q14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q5.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q19
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q5.90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q73
2 liters of coca-cola Q13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q4.28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q3,073
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q2,138
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q474
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q2,758
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q1,902
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q439
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q392
40” flat screen tv Q3,365
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q900
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q45
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q503
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q376
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q825
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q700
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q137,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q7
Monthly ticket public transport Q77
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q41
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q188
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q167
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q33
4 rolls of toilet paper Q16
Tube of toothpaste Q20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q40
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q136
2 tickets to the movies Q61
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q1,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q220
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q35
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q31
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q2.96
1 month of gym membership in business district Q188
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q20
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 61 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 12, 2021

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