Cost of living in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q35
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Q39
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q25
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q10
12 eggs, large Q14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q40
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q5.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q80
2 liters of Coca-Cola Q12
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q5.50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Q2,939
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Q2,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Q2,333
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Q1,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Q600
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Q488
40” flat screen TV Q3,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Q1,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q50
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Q700
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Q700
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Q950
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q700
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q140,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q7
Monthly ticket public transport Q75
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) Q25
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q300
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Q200
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Q30
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q30
4 rolls of toilet paper Q21
Tube of toothpaste Q25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q40
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q200
2 tickets to the movies Q60
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 Q300
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q40
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q15
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q3.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Q200
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Q20
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Latest price update: September 21, 2017.

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