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Real Estate in Guatemala

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Guatemala? How do you find a home in Guatemala? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Guatemala?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"By accident.. renting a place and discovering the area. Arrived without knowing the area, first struck by the climate and then by the locals. I found my house by world of mouth," explained one person living in Panajachel, Guatemala.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Guatemala?

"A vacation rental, because I arrived for vacation but then moved to a locally built house not specifically for expats. I would say that's what happens with others expats," explained one expat living in Panajachel, Guatemala.

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What is the average cost of housing in Guatemala?

If you are thinking about moving to Guatemala, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

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"The housing costs in Guatemala are much lower. You can get a 2 bedrooms houses for around $500 per month," said another person in Panajachel.

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About the Author

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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