Cost of living in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q33
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Q41
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q24
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q9
12 eggs, large Q16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q28
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q5.50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q73
2 liters of Coca-Cola Q12
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q4.54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Q3,480
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Q1,970
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q550
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Q3,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Q2,250
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Q550
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Q467
40” flat screen TV Q3,250
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) Q833
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 Q67
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 Q45
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q163
2 tickets to the movies Q57
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 Q255
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q35
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q22
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q3.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Q184
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Q21
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 93 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2017.

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