Bhutan vs Guatemala - Cost of Living Comparison

Bhutan Guatemala
🚶 Cost of living one person
$498
$910
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1095
$2147
🏠 One person rent
$217
$422
🏘️ Family rent
$324
$694
🍽️ Food expenses
$199
$301
🚐 Transport expenses
$18.7
$93.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
$437
💸 GDP per capita
$3001
$4603
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
7.63
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
74.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
25
🌐 English speaking %
75%
1%
🎓 Higher education
1
51
😀 Quality of life
35
47
🏙️ Population
808K
17.3M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($498) is 45% less expensive than in Guatemala ($910). Bhutan ranked 181st 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 0.8 months in Bhutan compared to 0.5 months in Guatemala. Ranked 140th and 100th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Guatemala

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Guatemala as a population-weighted mean of 2 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.

Bhutan Guatemala
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$6.38
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.3
$24.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.61
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.01
$2.19
 Cappuccino
$1.58
$2.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$441
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
$319
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$316
$804
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$542
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
$38.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.2
$58.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24
$40.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.89%
8.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2047
$1297
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$126
$880
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$24.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.34
$11.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.6
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$1.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$7.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$6.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$8.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$2.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.07
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.12
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
$3.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.73
$6.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.6
$4.52
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$2.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$1.97
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.2
$51.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.43
$6.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$32.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.53
$8.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.3
$52.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51.8
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$45
$197
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$812
$5326

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