Cost of living in Belize City, Belize

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district BZ$12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) BZ$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast BZ$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk BZ$3.83
12 eggs, large BZ$4.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes BZ$4.70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese BZ$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples BZ$5.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes BZ$2.99
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket BZ$3.05
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality BZ$30
2 liters of Coca-Cola BZ$4.89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day BZ$1.79
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area BZ$1,262
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area BZ$811
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat BZ$217
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area BZ$742
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area BZ$484
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio BZ$115
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) BZ$303
40” flat screen TV BZ$1,360
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) BZ$267
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) BZ$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help BZ$4.75
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) BZ$95
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) BZ$107
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) BZ$213
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes BZ$163
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new BZ$59,836
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas BZ$2.63
Monthly ticket public transport BZ$77
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) BZ$41
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) BZ$22
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) BZ$18
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) BZ$56
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) BZ$11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) BZ$7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) BZ$12
4 rolls of toilet paper BZ$2.50
Tube of toothpaste BZ$3.32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city BZ$13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub BZ$35
2 tickets to the movies BZ$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert BZ$73
1 cocktail drink in downtown club BZ$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city BZ$7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) BZ$5.38
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) BZ$1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district BZ$74
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes BZ$9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 150 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: December 15, 2017.

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