The official language spoken in Guatemala is Spanish, however there is also 21 formally recognised Mayan languages spoken throughout the country.
Name: Guatemalan quetzal
100Q is approx $13.60
Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)
The typical cost of a domestic beer in Guatemala is 15Q (approx $2) but if you're looking for a more familiar, imported beer you'll pay about 24Q (approx $32).
The cost of a meal in Guatemala is 40Q on average (approx $5.40), but if your tastebuds tingle at the thought of street food - sample all the meaty delights from vendors, for as little as 6Q (approx 82c).
Looking to catch a cab? A normal taxi tariff starts at 25Q (approx $3.40), with an extra 6Q for every km (approx 82c).
Transportation in Guatemala is extremely low cost, with a one way ticket on public transport costing you 1.25Q (about 17c) or a monthly pass costs 100Q (only $13!)
Hostels in Guatemala start from as low as $6 a night, with the 'pricier' hostels usually costing no more than $20 a night.
Guatemala has a range of accommodation to choose from, from budget to high end - you can easily get a midrange hotel room from 300Q (approx $40).