Guatemala City

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
49/263
Details
Large apartment$685.20
Medium apartment$571.88
Rent index [score]0.91
Small apartment$458.56

Cost of Living

8
49/261
Details
5km taxi ride$4.10
A Cappuccino$2.70
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$0.49
Inflation [score]0.83
Lunch$4.70
Monthly fitness club membership$59.00
Monthly public transport$20.00
Movie ticket$6.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$34.75

Startups

3
195/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups17
Meetups members3980
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months13
Startup climate scene [score]0.34
Startup events1
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.44
Total number of startups17

Venture Capital

2
199/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.20

Travel Connectivity

1
255/260
Details
Airport hub19
Airport hub [score]0.16

Commute

1
260/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Guatemala/Guatemala_City
Traffic handling [score]0.30

Business Freedom

5
224/259
Details
Business freedom62.50
Business freedom [score]0.41
Freedom from corruption32.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.20
Lack of labor restrictions50.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.29
Time to open a business19.50
Time to open a business [score]0.79

Safety

6
187/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.31
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year34
Guns per 100 residents13
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.10
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

5
229/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.69
Healthcare quality [score]0.52
Life expectancy (years)71.89
Life expectancy [score]0.31

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

4
192/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.38
Cleanliness [score]0.55
Drinking water quality [score]0.45
Urban greenery [score]0.39

Economy

4
209/258
Details
Currency for urban areaGTQ
GDP growth rate0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.62
GDP per capita$7503.47
GDP per capita [score]0.14

Taxation

9
10/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.70
Income tax level [score]1.00
Profit tax (% of profit)0.35
Time overhead to file company taxes256
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

3
231/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.22
Internet access (download) [score]0.22
Internet access (upload) [score]0.32
Upload speed (Mbps)6.70

Leisure & Culture

5
171/263
Details
Art galleries78
Art galleries [score]0.50
Cinemas60
Cinemas [score]0.49
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.40
Concert venues81
Concerts [score]0.28
Historical sites168
Historical sites [score]0.58
Museums52
Museums [score]0.43
Performing art venues80
Performing arts [score]0.47
Sport venues50
Sports [score]0.52
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.70

Tolerance

6
130/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index56.50
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.57
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rightsAmbiguous
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.67

Outdoors

5
132/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.84
Median peak in meters2507.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1507.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Guatemala City are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Guatemala City will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$469$901
$685
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$59
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$59
Monthly public transport$20
Lunch$5
-57%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Guatemala City are low. For this job type, Guatemala City ranks 224th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Guatemala City.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$21,846
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

13.10
Guns per 100 people
34.10
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Guatemala City in position 234 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Guatemala City

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

222

Climate type

Oceanic Subtropical Highland

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Guatemala City

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On living in Guatemala City


Guatemala City is the capital of Guatemala, a country in Central America.

Guatemala City is located in the department (territorial division) of Guatemala, and it's the capital of the country. All the main highways start at Kilómetro 0, located inside Palacio Nacional de la Cultura (National Palace), in Centro Histórico (Historic Center).

Guatemala City became the capital after Antigua Guatemala had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1773. With a population of around 3 million people, Guatemala City is the largest and most modern city in Guatemala. It can be interesting to visit "Guate," as it is also called by the locals. Guatemala City has attractions and restaurants, often with few tourists. Sunday evenings' gatherings of hundreds of locals at the main plaza is certainly an unforgettable experience.

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