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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City, Guatemala

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 07, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Guatemala City, Guatemala is 3.2 million people. People describe Guatemala City as a vibrant and bustling city with a unique culture and a rich history. Expats love the affordability of living in Guatemala City, as well as the friendly locals and the variety of activities and attractions. The weather in Guatemala City is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (18-30 Celsius). The average cost of living in Guatemala City for an expat is around $1,000-$1,500 USD per month. This includes rent, utilities, food, transportation, and entertainment. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Guatemala City is around $400-$600 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $600-$800 USD per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Guatemala City?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Guatemala City, they said:

"Before retiring in Guatemala City, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs. It is also important to research the cost of living and the availability of healthcare services. Additionally, expats should consider the safety of the city and the availability of transportation. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations regarding visas and residency. Finally, expats should consider the language barrier and the availability of English-speaking services," explained one expat living in Guatemala City, 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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