Cost of living in Antigua, Guatemala: How much does it cost to make your own subway sandwich?

Day 2, Central America trip, Dec 2012
Antigua city, Guatemala Day 2

My stay at The Black Cat hostel included a hearty breakfast but that’s still left me to manage both my own lunch and dinner. Prior to my Central America trip, I had gotten into the habit of eating healthier with just simple wholesome ingredients for a total healthy body make-over with the intention to make it a lifelong practice. Therefore, with just a few days on the road eating irregular meals at odd hours have left me wanting my own cooking. The Black Cat hostel do not have a shared kitchen so making my own food would be a challenge so it had to be some thing simple, quick and easy.

I shopped at La Bodegana supermarket

The only supermarket in Antigua, Guatemala
The only supermarket in Antigua, Guatemala

Items bought

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Items bought: 1 cucumber, 1 long baguette, 0.41 pound of the best 100% ham,

Thanks God for a brother. I specifically asked for a multi unit with a “cork opener” (eehhhhkkk) for the trip and he gladly fulfilled. I couldn’t have survived this many days on the road without his gifted Swiss army knife. Best item brought on the trip and most uses, ever!

Peeled cucumber with the best multifunction Swiss knife
Peeled cucumber with the best multifunction Swiss knife from my brother

The final product. I was able to made 3 similar in size sandwiches from this purchase. Still have at-least 1/3 of the ham left saved for a later meal when I got to San Pedro in the next day.

My finished sub sandwich. Definitely more than 6 inches
My finished sub sandwich. Definitely more than 6 inches

Total bill: $27.76 Q /$4.28 USD for 3 sandwich. That’s under $1.50 USD for a sandwich. That’s not bad at all.

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Itemized bill:

  1. Ham: 16.71 Q
  2. Baguette: 3.95 Q
  3. Cucumber: 1.95 Q
  4. Plastic bag charge: 0.20 Q

Total: $27.76 Q /$4.28 USD (for about 3, 6 inches subs)

What do you think of my make shift sandwich?

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