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Cost of Living in Guatemala

Cost of living in Guatemala is 40.46% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Guatemala is 64.18% 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 15.00-31.02
Cappuccino (regular) 16.98 Q 13.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.68 Q 5.00-15.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.72 Q 3.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 42.22 Q 35.39-45.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.36 Q 9.07-18.14
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.20 Q 2.00-5.90
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.95 Q 12.00-16.25
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.12 Q 9.07-27.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 23.21 Q 16.33-28.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 25.89 Q 20.00-40.00
Apples (1 lb) 8.27 Q 5.00-10.00
Banana (1 lb) 2.74 Q 2.00-5.00
Oranges (1 lb) 6.24 Q 3.00-10.00
Tomato (1 lb) 4.08 Q 2.27-5.00
Potato (1 lb) 4.00 Q 2.75-6.00
Onion (1 lb) 4.66 Q 3.18-6.35
Lettuce (1 head) 4.90 Q 4.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.50 Q 3.50-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 55.00 Q 45.00-70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.00 Q 5.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 Q 10.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.50 Q 20.00-25.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 Q 1.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 Q 60.00-156.52
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Q 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.84 Q 4.00-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 55.00 Q 50.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 24.84 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) 143,933.33 Q 120,000.00-165,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 449.70 Q 250.00-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.08 Q 0.65-1.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 491.92 Q 250.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 374.13 Q 250.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 155.70 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 1,702.94 Q 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,576.47 Q 18,000.00-42,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 432.87 Q 250.00-550.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 327.40 Q 200.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 690.22 Q 450.00-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 728.29 Q 450.00-1,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,563.04 Q 2,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,230.00 Q 1,500.00-3,102.30
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,903.44 Q 4,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,728.57 Q 3,000.00-4,653.45
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,186.96 Q 743.22-1,579.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 584.34 Q 343.74-799.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,184.21 Q
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.22 6.00-12.00

Prices in Guatemala

These data are based on 1457 entries in the past 18 months from 127 different contributors.
Last update: February 2019
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