Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q17,345
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q8,185
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is more expensive than in 74% of cities in Latin America (12 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is cheaper than in 75% of cities in the World (179 out of 238)

List of prices in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q65
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q40
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 Q25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q82
2 liters of coca-cola Q15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q6,939
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q3,263
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q476
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q4,497
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q2,426
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q330
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q280
40” flat screen tv Q2,884
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q682
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q53
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q371
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q270
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q810
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q627
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q122,919
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q7
Monthly ticket public transport Q106
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q68
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q108
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q211
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q42
4 rolls of toilet paper Q16
Tube of toothpaste Q14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q84
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q120
2 tickets to the movies Q84
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q210
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q326
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q45
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q17
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q5,575
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.08
1 month of gym membership in business district Q431
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q27
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 995 prices entered by 74 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

the world
179th
out of 238
latin america
12th
out of 42

Cheapest and most expensive products in Guatemala compared to other cities:

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3rd
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