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Cost of Living in Guatemala

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 04, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Guatemala is generally considered to be quite affordable. A nice one bedroom apartment in Guatemala can cost anywhere from $400 to $800 per month in US Dollars, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,200 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Guatemala is usually around $10 to $15 per person in US Dollars.

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Is the cost of living in Guatemala high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Guatemala, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Guatemala is generally quite affordable. Basic necessities such as food, transportation, and housing are relatively inexpensive compared to other countries in the region. Eating out at restaurants is also quite affordable, with meals costing around $5-10 USD. Utilities such as electricity and water are also relatively inexpensive. Overall, Guatemala is a great place to live if you are looking for an affordable lifestyle," explained one expat living in Guatemala.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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