Afghanistan vs Guatemala - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Guatemala
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$910
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$2147
🏠 One person rent
$164
$422
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$694
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$301
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$93.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$437
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$4603
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.63
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
74.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
25
🌐 English speaking %
6%
1%
🎓 Higher education
25
51
😀 Quality of life
17
47
🏙️ Population
37.5M
17.3M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 56% less expensive than in Guatemala ($910). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 77th for Guatemala in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.5 months in Guatemala. Ranked 188th and 100th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Guatemala

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Guatemala as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Guatemala
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$6.38
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$24.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$2.19
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$2.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$441
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$319
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$804
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$542
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$38.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$58.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$40.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
8.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$1297
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$880
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$24.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$11.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.6
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$7.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$6.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$8.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$3.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$6.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$4.52
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$2.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.97
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$51.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$6.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$32.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$8.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$52.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$197
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$5326

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Guatemala

City Cost of living Population
Guatemala City
$988
2.93M
Mixco
$741
508K
Coban
$783
229K
Quetzaltenango
$749
225K
Flores
$775
145K
Momostenango
$809
140K
Jalapa
$801
122K
Mazatenango
$789
103K
San Miguel Petapa
$731
94.2K
Panajachel
$762
11.1K