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Cost of Living in Guatemala

Cost of living in Guatemala is 39.93% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Guatemala is 64.31% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.90 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) 40.00 Q 35.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 Q 8.00-22.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 Q 15.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 16.85 Q 15.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.40 Q 5.00-15.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.34 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 2.00-6.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.08 Q 12.00-16.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.98 Q 13.15-25.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 23.69 Q 16.33-28.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 26.23 Q 20.00-40.00
Apples (1 lb) 8.24 Q 5.00-10.00
Banana (1 lb) 2.65 Q 1.59-4.00
Oranges (1 lb) 6.08 Q 3.00-9.98
Tomato (1 lb) 4.18 Q 2.27-5.44
Potato (1 lb) 4.25 Q 3.00-6.00
Onion (1 lb) 4.45 Q 2.00-6.35
Lettuce (1 head) 4.82 Q 3.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.55 Q 4.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 55.00 Q 45.00-75.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.56 Q 5.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.44 Q 9.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.50 Q 20.00-25.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 Q 1.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 Q 60.00-180.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Q 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.00 Q 4.00-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Q 30.00-75.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 24.71 Q 23.00-27.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,000.00 Q 90,000.00-150,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 145,266.67 Q 120,000.00-165,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 462.83 Q 250.00-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.07 Q 0.65-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 487.84 Q 250.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 369.23 Q 250.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 151.07 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 1,678.12 Q 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,828.57 Q 16,000.00-45,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 439.43 Q 250.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 332.79 Q 200.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 706.20 Q 500.00-850.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 711.85 Q 450.00-900.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,456.13 Q 2,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,203.00 Q 1,500.00-3,090.60
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,879.35 Q 4,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,746.79 Q 3,000.00-5,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,172.09 Q 743.22-1,579.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 576.15 Q 343.74-799.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,131.58 Q
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.37 6.00-14.00

Prices in Guatemala

These data are based on 1478 entries in the past 18 months from 128 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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