Guatemala City Tourism, Guatemala

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Guatemala City (Spanish: Ciudad de Guatemala), locally known as Guatemala or Guate, is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala, and the most populous in Central America. The city is located in the south-central part of the country, nestled in a mountain valley called Valle de la Ermita (English: Hermitage Valley). In 2009, it had a population of 1,075,000. Guatemala City is also the capital of the local Municipality of Guatemala and of the Guatemala Department.

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Facts and Stats for Guatemala City*

  • Pollution Statistics in Guatemala City

    Know the pollution level of Guatemala City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 65.79 (High)
    • Water Pollution 61.54 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60.42 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 57.69 (Moderate)
  • Guatemala City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Guatemala City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Guatemala City.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.94 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 69.7 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.56 (High)
    • Car Stealing 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.94 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 39.71 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.91 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.61 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.27 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.44 (High)
  • Living in Guatemala City - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Guatemala City is 108.43 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 40.15 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 70.15 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.79 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.59 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.86 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 41.79 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Guatemala City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Guatemala City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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