Cost of living in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Summary of cost of living in Quetzaltenango

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Q14,827
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Q5,632
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Quetzaltenango
Current as of May 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q36
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q39
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q10
12 eggs, large Q14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q5.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q19
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q5.90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q73
2 liters of coca-cola Q13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q4.28
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q3,073
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q2,138
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q474
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q2,758
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q1,902
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q439
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q392
40” flat screen tv Q3,365
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 Update prices
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) Q825
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Q700
Transportation Update prices
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 Q77
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
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 Q40
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q136
2 tickets to the movies Q61
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 Q220
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Q35
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Q31
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Q2.96
1 month of gym membership in business district Q188
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Q20
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 62 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 15, 2021

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