How much is fair to pay for rent in Antigua?
Many people wonder what is fair to pay when renting a property in Antigua, our Colonial town is a unique place in Guatemala and not comparable with other locations. The market is divided between properties inside the Casco (Center) of Antigua or the surrounding villages or condominiums outside of town. Normally you will have to drive between 5 to 15 minutes to get to Antigua and then find a good place to park your car which is becoming a more difficult task now days or take a tuc tuc for approx $5, walking is a good idea but involves walking along busy roads and it is not so safe, specially at night.
The benefits of living inside town is that you can virtually walk everywhere and never worry about driving. One or Two Bedroom Apartments inside town range between $500 to $1000 and houses tend to rent between $800 to $2000. Exclusive homes inside condominiums or right in the heart of Antigua can reach prices from $2500 to $5000. This are approximate prices accurate for 2017 for month rentals, when renting outside Antigua expect to pay between 20% to 40% lower prices for same type of properties but outside town.
We advice to visit the locations and compare prices before committing, you could make an offer as we are in a country where prices are always negotiable, make sure to agree on utilities and check your internet connections before signing the rental agreement. Happy Rentals!