Guatemala πŸ‡¬πŸ‡Ή

Guatemala City

Guatemala is part of Americas with main city at Guatemala City. Official language is Spanish. Guatemala uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC-06:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± Currencies Used

Guatemala uses the Guatemalan quetzal (symbol: Q), code GTQ.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 quetzals and 50 centavos. Quetzal is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 1 quetzal and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Guatemala. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Guatemala is on average 3.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Guatemala is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 140.61 GTQ, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Claro, Movistar or Tigo. Guatemala uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Guatemala upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Guatemala, dial +, then 502 (the country code for Guatemala), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Guatemala, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Guatemala uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

120, 110

Ambulance

123, 122

Fire department

122, 123

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Last updated: June 17, 2019