Cost of living in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Guatemala City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q18,162
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q8,421
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is more expensive than in 63% of cities in Latin America (13 out of 32)
  • Cost of living in Guatemala City is cheaper than in 77% of cities in the World (140 out of 182)

List of prices in Guatemala City
Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q90
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q44
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q22
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q11
12 eggs, large Q16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q37
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q90
2 liters of coca-cola Q14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q6,777
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q3,554
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q562
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q4,866
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q2,281
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q343
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q262
40” flat screen tv Q2,765
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Q650
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Q59
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q409
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Q302
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Q753
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q685
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q136,226
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q6
Monthly ticket public transport Q108
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Q73
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Q36
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Q75
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q216
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Q50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Q32
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Q40
4 rolls of toilet paper Q16
Tube of toothpaste Q14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q87
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q172
2 tickets to the movies Q90
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Q209
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q392
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q48
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Q5,407
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q1.04
1 month of gym membership in business district Q458
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q33
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 509 prices entered by 58 different people.
Latest price update: April 10, 2021

Guatemala position in our World Ranking

the world
140th
out of 182
latin america
13th
out of 32

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

the world
4th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

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