Guatemala City travel budget

Guatemala City: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Guatemala City

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 23 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.1 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 620* (4788 GTQ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 5.4 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1700* (13132 GTQ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 114 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3130* (24178 GTQ)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Guatemala City compared to Guatemala in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Guatemala City in 2020 is 26% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Guatemala City in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Guatemala City by expense type

Restaurant budget in Guatemala City

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Guatemala City is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.2 to $ 8.4)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 12 to $ 26)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.1/person
($ 5.6 to $ 7)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.7 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.3/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Guatemala City

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Guatemala City is 54% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 17 to $ 44)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 34/night
($ 21 to $ 48)

73% 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
($ 57 to $ 119)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 143/night
($ 104 to $ 193)

45% 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
$ 29/month
($ 18 to $ 42)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 118/month
($ 65 to $ 188)

30% 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
$ 130/month
($ 85 to $ 179)

21% 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
$ 61/month
($ 42 to $ 85)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 134/month
($ 69 to $ 225)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Guatemala City

On average, the price of supermarket food in Guatemala City is 28% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

113% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 3.5)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.4/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 7)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.5/kg
($ 7 to $ 23)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.5)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 14)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Guatemala City

On average, the price of transport in Guatemala City is 34% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.7)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 14/month
($ 8.4 to $ 29)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

42% 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)
$ 3.5
($ 2.7 to $ 7)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 33/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 55)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Guatemala City

On average, the cost of housing in Guatemala City is 34% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 66/month
($ 44 to $ 127)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 90/month
($ 49 to $ 140)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 574/month
($ 280 to $ 839)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 359/month
($ 211 to $ 700)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1023/month
($ 700 to $ 1633)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 591/month
($ 420 to $ 980)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 60/month
($ 36 to $ 93)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 200/month
($ 113 to $ 351)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4239/yr
($ 2516 to $ 6709)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Guatemala City

On average, budget for leisure activities in Guatemala City is 3% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.3/ticket
($ 5.6 to $ 9.1)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 12 to $ 36)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Guatemala City

On average, shopping budget in Guatemala City is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.6/pack
($ 3.5 to $ 3.9)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 64
($ 22 to $ 98)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 47
($ 29 to $ 85)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 96
($ 57 to $ 127)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 109
($ 44 to $ 169)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Guatemala City
Los Angeles  → Guatemala City
Los Angeles  → Guatemala City
$ 523
(fair price: $ 426)
Montreal → Guatemala City
Montreal → Guatemala City
Montreal → Guatemala City
$ 569
(fair price: $ 471)
New York City → Guatemala City
New York City → Guatemala City
New York City → Guatemala City
$ 492
(fair price: $ 400)
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
$ 480
(fair price: $ 395)
London → Guatemala City
London → Guatemala City
London → Guatemala City
$ 884
(fair price: $ 788)
Dublin → Guatemala City
Dublin → Guatemala City
Dublin → Guatemala City
$ 1044
(fair price: $ 899)
Manchester → Guatemala City
Manchester → Guatemala City
Manchester → Guatemala City
$ 990
(fair price: $ 809)
Edinburgh → Guatemala City
Edinburgh → Guatemala City
Edinburgh → Guatemala City
$ 1009
(fair price: $ 852)
Sydney → Guatemala City
Sydney → Guatemala City
Sydney → Guatemala City
$ 1594
(fair price: $ 1459)

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About this information on the cost of living in Guatemala City

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

The information about the cost of living in Guatemala City was updated on 24-10-2020.

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