Travel budget in Guatemala

Guatemala: calculate your travel budget

Guatemala: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Guatemala for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.4 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 615* (4774 GTQ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1750* (13552 GTQ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 121 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3157* (24444 GTQ)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Guatemala in 2021

Cost of living: Guatemala VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Guatemala in 2021 is 20% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Guatemala by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Guatemala compared to the national average.

Cities /Guatemala View Details
Antigua 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Antigua
Guatemala City 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Guatemala City
Jutiapa 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Jutiapa
Huehuetenango 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Huehuetenango
Chimaltenango 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Chimaltenango
Retalhuleu 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Retalhuleu

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Local prices in Guatemala by expense type

Guatemala: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Guatemala costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.5/person
($ 3 to $ 9.1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 9.8 to $ 34)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.9/person
($ 5.3 to $ 6.6)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.9)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Guatemala: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Guatemala costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 27/night
($ 21 to $ 36)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 29 to $ 73)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 65 to $ 113)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 157/night
($ 121 to $ 204)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 151/night
( $ 114)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 35/month
($ 24 to $ 51)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 104/month
($ 69 to $ 163)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 107/month
($ 78 to $ 152)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 60/month
($ 40 to $ 94)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 136/month
($ 84 to $ 214)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Guatemala: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Guatemala costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.3/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 9.1)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Guatemala: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Guatemala costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.7)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.9
($ 3.2 to $ 6.6)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 28 to $ 85)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Guatemala: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Guatemala is 22% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.9/ticket
($ 5.3 to $ 9.8)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 32/hr
($ 9.8 to $ 52)

96% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Guatemala: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Guatemala is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.2/pack
($ 3 to $ 3.5)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 59
($ 27 to $ 98)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 27 to $ 79)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Guatemala City
Los Angeles  → Guatemala City
Los Angeles  → Guatemala City
$ 477
(fair price: $ 385)
New York City → Guatemala City
New York City → Guatemala City
New York City → Guatemala City
$ 418
(fair price: $ 329)
Montreal → Guatemala City
Montreal → Guatemala City
Montreal → Guatemala City
$ 537
(fair price: $ 433)
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
$ 446
(fair price: $ 364)
London → Guatemala City
London → Guatemala City
London → Guatemala City
$ 864
(fair price: $ 775)
Dublin → Guatemala City
Dublin → Guatemala City
Dublin → Guatemala City
$ 1025
(fair price: $ 878)


About the information on the cost of living in Guatemala

The information about the cost of living in Guatemala shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Guatemala updated on 12-04-2021.

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