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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Panajachel, Guatemala

Cost of Living

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

(for easy math, divide by 8)

The Adventurer's Guide to Pana Living

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1 month spa membership Regis Hotel Hot volcanic tub 320Q

1 hour massage with hot stones at Atitlab (by Mercado) 110Q Tele: 502. 5945. 4681 or 4255. 2735

2.5 hour massage- 300Q- with oil, Helen, Tele: 4635. 9887

Haircut – man, 20Q, woman 45Q


1 pound fresh Guatemalan coffee, beans or ground 35-90Q

Quart Yoplait yogurt 33Q

Avocados 2-3 Q each

1 liter Bacardi Rum 60Q

Orendain Reposado Tequila 750 ml 135Q

Shoe repairman with sign

Shoe repairman with sign

Large cookies at bakery 2 for 1Q.

Avocados 2-3 Q each

Bag Cut fruit ready-to-eat 5Q bag





Individual slices of cut fruit 1-3Q each

Dozen eggs 15Q

Liter of whole milk 14Q

½ pound Canadian Ham 26Q

3 oz. Prosciutto  Ham 27Q

Cheese has a variety of prices, sold by the ounce. Specialty cheeses – biggest selection is at Sandras and a little pricey. Next best selection is at Chalos. Both Sandras and Chalos are located on Calle Principal.

Panajachel dock with Volcan Toliman and Volcan Atitlan

Panajachel dock with Volcan Toliman and Volcan Atitlan

Ceviche, freshly made (shrimp) 20Q

1 pound prunes 12Q

1 loaf fresh whole grain wheat bread 24Q

1 lb. black bread 25Q Cafe Kitsch

1 pound miso bag 77Q

Galafon of water delivered to your home or hotel room – Purificadora de Agua Los Volcanes 9Q Tele: 4223. 6804 but you must have your own Galafon otherwise you purchase one from them, 45Q deposit


Authentic Mexican meal at Michoacan 25-40Q

Two large pizzas delivered 115Q on Wed. & Fri. Pollo Campero Tele: 1777

Steak Roquefort at Circus Bar w/salad 123Q

Steak Roquefort at Circus Bar w/salad 123Q

Foot long sandwich, Italiano, Roast Beef or Vegetarian at Sandra’s 40Q

1 liter Gallo beer at Pompusa Bar 26Q





Pompusas at Pompusa Bar 10Q each

Lunch at most restaurants 30-70Q

Lunch at high end restaurants 100Q-200Q

Large Cappuccino 15Q

Restaurante Hana (Japanese Restaurant)

Open Noon – 9pm, closed Mondays

Tele: 502. 4298. 1415

Wifi  Network: Casa Cakchiquel Password: SushiSushi

Calle 14 Febrero interior de Casa Cakchiquel

Typical lunch w/tortillas or garlic bread 30Q

Typical lunch w/tortillas or garlic bread 30Q

San Pedro

Mikaso Hotel

San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Tele: 502. 7721. 8232

Hotel, restaurant, international breakfast, bar, wifi


ULSAN Restaurant

Tele: 7762. 2338

2 for 1 Pizza delivery on Fridays 70Q for both

Colorful hand embroidered cloth

Colorful hand embroidered cloth


Club Ven Acá

Daily fish special 95Q

3 fish tacos with salsa and fries 65Q

Huge hamburger with fries or potato salad 65Q

Glass chardonnay 30Q

Vegetarian antipasto platter 65Q

Medical, Sanitary bath

100g sensitive toothpaste 40Q

Dramamine, 24 tabs 54Q

1 roll paper towels 5-9Q

6 rolls toilet paper 32Q

Doctor appointment at Bracamonte Clinic 100Q

Tilapia w/caper butter, veggies and garlic mashed potatoes 95Q

Tilapia w/caper butter, veggies and garlic mashed potatoes 95Q


Tuk tuk 5Q for most in town locations

5Q to go to Jucanya from Pana

Chicken bus 3Q to get to Solola

To San Pedro by lancha, 25Q

To Santiago by lancha, 30Q

To San Marcos, San Juan, Jaibalito by lancha, 20Q

About the Authors

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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