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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 62.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 55 (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 55.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.64 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 71.43 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75.93 (High)
    • Car Stealing 61.21 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.89 (High)
    • Attacks 52.59 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.9 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 36.21 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.1 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.14 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.97 (High)
  • Living in Guatemala City - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Guatemala City is 102.22 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 38.09 (Low)
    • Climate Index 99.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 66.33 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.33 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 46.64 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.38 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 34.96 (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 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.86 USD

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

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