Cost of living in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

List of prices in Quetzaltenango
Current as of Sep 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Q75
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Q44
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Q20
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Q11
12 eggs, large Q16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Q6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Q18
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Q16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Q6
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Q11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Q102
2 liters of coca-cola Q13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Q4.59
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Q3,125
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Q2,259
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Q401
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Q2,245
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Q1,786
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Q356
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Q333
40” flat screen tv Q3,288
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help Q23
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Q393
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Q137,742
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Q8
Monthly ticket public transport Q86
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) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Q192
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper Q17
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Q44
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Q103
2 tickets to the movies Q63
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Q216
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Q24
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Q291
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 22 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 09, 2023

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