Cost of living in Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q17,375
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q8,193
  • Cost of living in Guatemala is cheaper than in 59% of countries in Latin America (10 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Guatemala is cheaper than in 67% of countries in the World (60 out of 90)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q60
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q41
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q13
12 eggs, large Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q77
2 liters of coca-cola Q15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q7
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q6,984
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q3,208
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q446
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q4,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q2,391
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q329
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q286
40” flat screen tv Q2,856
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q647
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q51
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q20
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q402
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q284
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q797
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q614
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q127,123
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q7
Monthly ticket public transport Q114
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q34
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q121
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q183
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q42
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q41
4 rolls of toilet paper Q17
Tube of toothpaste Q13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q80
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q100
2 tickets to the movies Q83
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q262
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q342
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q40
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q17
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q5,990
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q0.93
1 month of gym membership in business district Q435
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q25

Map of Cost of Living in Guatemala

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This map shows only the top cities in Guatemala. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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