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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
Q400
  • Dorm bed: Q80–120
  • Double room in a budget hotel: Q150–200
  • Set meal in comedor: Q30–40
  • TransMetro bus ticket: Q1
Midrange
Q400–800
  • Double room in a hotel: Q200–550
  • Lunch and dinner in local restaurants: Q80–150
  • Admission to museums: Q50
  • Short taxi trip: Q40
Top end (more than)
Q700
  • Double room in a boutique hotel: Q550–1200
  • Lunch and dinner in upmarket restaurants: Q150 or more

Card skimming is rife in Guatemala City – try to use ATMs that are under some sort of watch at all times, such as those inside stores or shopping malls.

American Express In an office of Clark Tours.

Banco Agromercantil Changes US dollars (cash, not traveler's checks).

Banrural Currency-exchange services. On the airport departures level.

Visa/MasterCard ATM, Zona 1 Inside the Paiz Supermarket.

Visa/MasterCard ATMs, Zona 10 Inside Los Próceres mall.