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Yields are high in Guatemala

Last Updated: November 25, 2005

Last Updated: Nov. 25, 2005
GUATEMALA CITY - Apartments COST (US$) YIELD (p.a.) PRICE/SQ.M. (US$)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
100 sq. m. 90,000 942 12.56% 900 9.40
150 sq. m. 120,00 1,200 12.00% 800 8.00
200 sq. m. 145,000 2,000 16.55% 725 10.00
250 sq. m. 300,000 2,600 10.40% 1,200 10.40
GUATEMALA CITY - Houses
300 sq. m. 240,000 1,800 9.00% 800 6.00
350 sq. m. 275,000 2,000 8.73% 786 5.70
400 sq. m. 443,000 3,000 8.13% 1,108 7.50
550 sq. m. 385,000 3,500 10.91% 700 6.40
660 sq. m. 600,000 4,000 8.00% 1,000 6.70
ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA - Houses
150 sq. m. 140,000 500 4.29% 933 3.30
200 sq. m. 190,000 800 5.05% 950 4.00
250 sq. m. 200,000 1,000 6.00% 800 4.00
300 sq. m. 225,000 1,500 8.00% 750 5.00
350 sq. m. 260,000 1,700 7.85% 743 4.90
460 sq. m. 525,000 2,000 4.57% 1,141 4.30
500 sq. m. 550,000 2,500 5.45% 1,100 5.00
Lake Atitlan & the Pacific Ocean - Houses
250 sq. m.+grd 380,000 3,200 10.11% 1,520 12.80
350 sq. m.+grd 480,000 3,800 9.50% 1,371 10.90
450 sq. m.+grd 740,000 4,800 7.78% 1,480 9.6
Source: Global Property Guide

Prices for apartments in Guatemala City are around US$900 to US$1,200 per sq. m.; while monthly rents are around US$8 to US$10.50 per sq. m. The rental yield for a 200 sq. m apartment could reach 17%, while other sized apartments have yields of 10 to 12.6%.

Rental yields for houses in Antigua City are around 4% to 8%. For houses near Lake Atitlan and the coastal area near the Pacific, yields are around 7.5% to 10.5%. Per square meter (sq. m) prices in these areas are higher than in Guatemala City at US$1,300 to US$1,550.

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