Quetzaltenango travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Quetzaltenango

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 22 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 528* (4032 GTQ)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • $ 4.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1510* (11522 GTQ)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 9.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2326* (17752 GTQ)

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


Cost of living in Quetzaltenango compared to Guatemala in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Quetzaltenango in 2021 is 37% 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 Quetzaltenango in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Quetzaltenango by expense type

Restaurant budget in Quetzaltenango

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Quetzaltenango is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.9/person
($ 1.9 to $ 14)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.8/person
($ 8.1 to $ 30)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.7/person
($ 5.3 to $ 7.8)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 0.6 to $ 10.4)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 5.3)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Quetzaltenango

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Quetzaltenango is 59% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 23/night
($ 21 to $ 26)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 27 to $ 63)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 54 to $ 98)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 110 to $ 120)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 29/month
($ 23 to $ 33)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 102/month
($ 75 to $ 143)

39% 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
$ 102/month
($ 95 to $ 110)

38% 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
$ 45/month
($ 36 to $ 53)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 101/month
($ 63 to $ 155)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Quetzaltenango

On average, the price of supermarket food in Quetzaltenango is 35% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.3)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.4/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 9.8)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.9)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 1.7)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Quetzaltenango

On average, the price of transport in Quetzaltenango is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

7% 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)
$ 3.2
($ 2.6 to $ 7.8)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 47/24hrs
($ 47 to $ 47)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Quetzaltenango

On average, budget for leisure activities in Quetzaltenango is 49% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.9/ticket
($ 3.9 to $ 9.8)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.8/hr
( $ 9.8)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Quetzaltenango

On average, shopping budget in Quetzaltenango is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3/pack
($ 2.6 to $ 3.7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 63
($ 27 to $ 98)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 49
($ 27 to $ 79)

34% 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
$ 467
(fair price: $ 385)
New York City → Guatemala City
New York City → Guatemala City
New York City → Guatemala City
$ 397
(fair price: $ 303)
Montreal → Guatemala City
Montreal → Guatemala City
Montreal → Guatemala City
$ 515
(fair price: $ 407)
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
Toronto (Ontario) → Guatemala City
$ 443
(fair price: $ 357)
London → Guatemala City
London → Guatemala City
London → Guatemala City
$ 860
(fair price: $ 766)
Dublin → Guatemala City
Dublin → Guatemala City
Dublin → Guatemala City
$ 1017
(fair price: $ 872)


About this information on the cost of living in Quetzaltenango

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

The information about the cost of living in Quetzaltenango was updated on 09-09-2021.

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