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Cost of Living in Guatemala

Cost of living in Guatemala is 39.36% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Guatemala is 62.00% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 Q 30.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 Q 130.00-300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 42.00 Q 39.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 Q 10.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 Q 15.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.02 Q 12.00-23.30
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8.51 Q 5.00-15.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.19 Q 3.50-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 42.00 Q 30.28-53.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 11.69 Q 7.77-18.14
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5.47 Q 3.50-8.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.27 Q 10.80-16.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.82 Q 7.77-22.68
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 25.29 Q 17.61-50.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 33.37 Q 22.68-40.00
Apples (1 lb) 7.60 Q 5.00-10.00
Banana (1 lb) 2.51 Q 2.00-3.52
Oranges (1 lb) 4.67 Q 3.00-8.00
Tomato (1 lb) 3.98 Q 2.27-5.00
Potato (1 lb) 4.66 Q 3.00-7.04
Onion (1 lb) 4.27 Q 2.00-6.35
Lettuce (1 head) 5.54 Q 4.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.85 Q 4.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 Q 45.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.79 Q 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 Q 10.00-25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 Q 20.00-25.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 Q 1.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 Q 60.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Q 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.21 Q 4.00-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 67.50 Q 50.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.16 Q 24.00-28.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,000.00 Q 100,000.00-165,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 139,376.83 Q 120,000.00-155,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 418.09 Q 250.00-758.93
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.10 Q 0.50-1.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 599.13 Q 300.00-900.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 408.85 Q 250.00-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 164.83 Q 85.00-250.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 Q 40.00-60.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,771.43 Q 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,325.00 Q 18,000.00-57,600.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 398.02 Q 150.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 350.26 Q 200.00-600.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 679.00 Q 450.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 695.49 Q 400.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,907.27 Q 2,000.00-5,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,458.65 Q 1,500.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,456.80 Q 4,200.00-11,648.58
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,079.43 Q 2,500.00-6,989.15
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,150.26 Q 743.22-1,579.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 639.63 Q 464.51-929.02
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,777.21 Q
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.73 7.00-12.00

Prices in Guatemala

These data are based on 1423 entries in the past 18 months from 131 different contributors.
Last update: October 2019
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