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Cost of Living in Guatemala

Cost of living in Guatemala is 38.86% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Guatemala is 63.21% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 Q 25.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 Q 120.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 41.00 Q 35.00-45.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 Q 10.00-25.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 25.00 Q 15.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.64 Q 15.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.62 Q 5.00-15.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.13 Q 3.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 41.48 Q 30.28-45.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.68 Q 9.07-18.14
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.39 Q 1.81-6.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.25 Q 12.00-16.25
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.38 Q 13.15-25.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 23.35 Q 16.33-28.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 26.79 Q 20.12-35.00
Apples (1 lb) 8.70 Q 5.44-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 2.77 Q 2.00-4.00
Oranges (1 lb) 6.53 Q 3.00-10.00
Tomato (1 lb) 4.33 Q 3.00-5.44
Potato (1 lb) 4.25 Q 3.00-6.00
Onion (1 lb) 4.45 Q 2.00-6.35
Lettuce (1 head) 4.90 Q 4.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.82 Q 5.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 Q 50.00-70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.10 Q 5.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.00 Q 9.00-25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.50 Q 20.00-25.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 Q 1.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 Q 60.00-180.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Q 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 Q 4.02-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Q 30.00-75.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 24.43 Q 23.00-26.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 125,000.00 Q 90,000.00-160,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 151,714.29 Q 125,000.00-165,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 450.06 Q 212.50-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.15 Q 1.00-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 480.77 Q 299.00-732.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 360.93 Q 250.00-450.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 148.87 Q 75.00-250.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 Q 40.00-50.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,723.33 Q 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,815.38 Q 18,000.00-42,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 470.00 Q 250.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 350.75 Q 250.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 724.05 Q 600.00-850.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 696.59 Q 450.00-900.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,571.76 Q 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,288.12 Q 1,500.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,980.74 Q 4,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,823.70 Q 2,500.00-7,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,205.69 Q 743.22-1,579.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 553.55 Q 343.74-696.77
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,029.41 Q
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.68 7.00-12.50

Prices in Guatemala

These data are based on 1464 entries in the past 18 months from 126 different contributors.
Last update: October 2018
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