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Thomas Crawford

"The InterNations expat circle in Guatemala City is such a diversified, multi-national crowd! "

Therese Waldorf

"Moving to such a vast and lively city abroad scared me a little, but this site helped my acclimatisation as an expat in "Guate" a lot. "

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Guatemala

Are you an expat working and living in Guatemala? Or are you preparing to move soon to Guatemala Ciudad, Quetzaltenango or any other of the Guatemalan international hotspots?

Expat life in Guatemala has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the three dozen volcanic areas amidst its mountain ranges, learning how Guatemalan people celebrate Revolution Day, up to tasting Guatemala’s favorite dishes such as tamal.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Guatemala. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from working in Brazil to moving to Cyprus.

Top Articles in the Guatemala Expat Guide

  • Moving to Guatemala

    Expats moving to Guatemala will be relocating to the most populous country in Central America, with the population almost evenly split between urban and rural areas. Learn more about the country, its people and climate, as well as how to best get there in this article!
  • Living in Guatemala

    Famous for its natural beauty and Mayan runes, there's more to life in Guatemala than hiking up a volcano, though! Discover more about living in Guatemala as an expatriate in this article, from transportation, healthcare, education, and more.
  • Working in Guatemala

    Even if it is not an usual choice for expats, our article on working in Guatemala, will show you both sides of the coin as well as providing you with info on the economy, work permits, taxation, and jobs in Guatemala.

Working and living in Guatemala – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Guatemala requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Guatemalan expat life. Living abroad in Guatemala raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Guatemala?ʺ, ʺWhat's the basic weekly rate for a car rental?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Guatemala Ciudad should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Guatemalan municipality in Puerto San José?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Guatemala is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Guatemala aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Guatemala. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from local infrastructure, to expat institutions & clubs or food and shopping, up to health-care. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhat's so special about Lake Atitlán (aka "Gringocastenango")?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Guatemala? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as moving to Argentina or working in Turkey!

Tips on living and working in Guatemala – From international pharmacies to expat insurance providers

Moreover, our expat directory for Guatemala includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. international pharmacies or expat insurance providers. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Guatemala with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt ¡Hola! from our expats living and working in Guatemala.

Thomas Crawford

"The InterNations expat circle in Guatemala City is such a diversified, multi-national crowd! "

Therese Waldorf

"Moving to such a vast and lively city abroad scared me a little, but this site helped my acclimatisation as an expat in "Guate" a lot. "

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