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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City, Guatemala

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 19, 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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Will I be able to find a job in Guatemala City?

When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Guatemala City, they reponded:

"More int'l job opportunities in Guatemala focus around NGOs, education, and science," said another person in Guatemala City.

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What do expats in Guatemala City appreciate most about the local culture?

"Weather is nice. There are some nice places to visit (lakes, vulcanoes, coastal area)," explained one expat living in Guatemala City.

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What do expats find most challenging?

"Security (18 murders per day, many robberies), understanding people (learning a new language), not working," said another expat in Guatemala City.

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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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