Thursday, June 27, 2013

Moving to Guatemala City?

The cost of clothing, food and beverages is average, while the cost of housing and transport in Guatemala City in Guatemala is low compared to other places. Guatemala City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala. It is the economic, governmental and cultural capital of the Republic, and considered by many, as an economic capital of Central America.

If you were to be sent to Guatemala City on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is tropical; it is hot and humid in the lowlands and cooler in the highlands. You will meet people who speak Spanish, and more than 20 indigenous languages.

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience extreme hardship. Be sure to negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance to compensate for the cost of living index. If you live in Guatemala City or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Guatemala City again?


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