Cost of living in Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q20,900
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q9,304
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q97
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q49
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q13
12 eggs, large Q18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q11
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q36
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q19
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 Q110
2 liters of coca-cola Q16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q8
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q7,075
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q3,794
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q530
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q4,918
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q2,693
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q423
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q259
40” flat screen tv Q2,936
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q713
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q117
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q31
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q428
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q293
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q721
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q470
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q168,110
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q12
Monthly ticket public transport Q416
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q41
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q260
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q287
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q39
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q37
4 rolls of toilet paper Q21
Tube of toothpaste Q18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q79
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q177
2 tickets to the movies Q71
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q279
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q320
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q66
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q19
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q2,406
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q0.73
1 month of gym membership in business district Q366
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q26

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.

Prices recently added

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Guatemala City costs Q2,000 (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Guatemala City costs Q250 (5 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Guatemala City costs Q50 (5 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Guatemala City costs Q400 (5 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Guatemala City costs Q70 (5 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Guatemala City costs Q20 (5 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Guatemala City costs Q30 (5 days ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Guatemala City costs Q50 (5 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Guatemala City costs Q36 (5 days ago)
  • 1 box of 32 of tampons (tampax, ob, ...) in Guatemala City costs Q35 (5 days ago)

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