Moving to Guatemala . Expatriate and live in Guatemala

 The beautiful season has arrived, and already in our head begin to resurface the memories of the most beautiful holidays, spent in the most pristine places, or simply feel the desire to organize a new one.

Many, however, do not dwell only on a limited period of time, but dare more. It is the young investors, the fathers of families and pensioners who, tired of the usual daily routine and often poor in valid opportunities, decide to totally change their lives, moving to a new country.

Maybe you too have thought about it a few times, haven't you? Especially after this wave of crisis that has absorbed most of the Western countries. What if we told you that it is the ideal time to invest in a dream paradise? No, it's not an end in itself phrase, but the pure truth! We at Realigro have created a small but essential guide made to measure for you and all those who want to take the reins of their lives, taking that long-awaited step. You know, it's not easy to make such important decisions but, don't worry! With the next lines, you will notice how much it is possible (and simple) to radically change your daily life, investing in the real estate market.

Buying a property in Guatemala is the keystone! Today, in fact, we will present you with a well-defined picture of how to reach this land, and deal with the dynamics circumscribed to it. and then, if you are ready and armed with paper and pen to note down all the important information, we just have to start! 



We inaugurate our mini-guide starting from the first step to be overcome: the documents necessary to be able to access Guatemala. A tourist visa is not required for a stay of less than or equal to 90 days, otherwise it will be possible to extend it at the General Directorate of Migration.  The language spoken is Spanish, but as always we recommend in all our sections, even in Guatemala, English can be useful in various circumstances. 

After this first phase, let us now analyze the economic aspect of the country. The current currency is the Quetzal. (one dollar corresponds to 7.50 quetzals).  The entire system is based mainly on agriculture, and most of the population lives below the poverty line. It is therefore understandable that, for foreigners, it is particularly convenient to move to a similar country. Just think that with less than 5 euros they can eat rich dishes of fruit, vegetables and local meat.

Let's go deeper into the subject, with a mini list based precisely on the main expenses that a citizen could bear once he settled in Guatemala.


Meal, cheap restaurant 40,00 Q

Inner beer 15,00 Q 

Imported beer (0.33 litre bottle) 25.00 Q 

Cappuccino (normal) 17.08 Q 

Coca-Cola / Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle) 7.81 Q 

Water (0.33 litre bottle) 5.67

Apples (1 kg) 16.92 Q 

Banana (1 kg) 6.24 Q 

Oranges (1 kg) 11,71 Q 

Tomato (1 kg) 8.86 Q 

One way ticket (local transport) 2.00 Q 

Monthly pass (normal price) 100,00 Q

Monthly utilities 448.30 Q


From what we can see, this is a really economically viable reality.

But that's not all. The advantages are also present in real estate.

A property in the city center starts from about 12,400 Q per square meter, while, in peripheral areas prices fall significantly, halving.

There is no real distinction between the richest and least urbanized areas. Everything is played around the possibilities at the level of infrastructure that enjoys one area, to the detriment of another. It should be remembered that Guatemala is one of the most beautiful lands in the world, which is why, even in less developed areas, you can identify some significant advantages in terms of natural beauty surrounding. 

We hope that our mini guide has been exhaustive and that it can find your size in a land truly unique! 


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