Cost of living in Belize City, Belize

List of prices in Belize City, Belize. Current as of Jun 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district BZ$11 (C$7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) BZ$10 (C$7)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast BZ$5.63 (C$3.69)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk BZ$3.05 (C$2.01)
12 eggs, large BZ$3.81 (C$2.50)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes BZ$5.36 (C$3.52)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese BZ$8 (C$5.55)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples BZ$5.10 (C$3.35)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes BZ$3.48 (C$2.29)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket BZ$3.22 (C$2.11)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality BZ$29 (C$19)
2 liters of Coca-Cola BZ$5.42 (C$3.56)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day BZ$1.88 (C$1.24)
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area BZ$1,473 (C$967)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area BZ$832 (C$546)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat BZ$247 (C$162)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area BZ$966 (C$634)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area BZ$569 (C$373)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio BZ$135 (C$88)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) BZ$135 (C$88)
40” flat screen TV BZ$1,117 (C$733)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) BZ$246 (C$161)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) BZ$9 (C$6)
Hourly rate for cleaning help BZ$5.83 (C$3.83)
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) BZ$84 (C$55)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) BZ$85 (C$56)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) BZ$218 (C$143)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes BZ$139 (C$91)
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new BZ$55,971 (C$36,740)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas BZ$2.65 (C$1.74)
Monthly ticket public transport BZ$91 (C$60)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) BZ$41 (C$27)
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) BZ$20 (C$13)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) BZ$14 (C$9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) BZ$55 (C$36)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) BZ$8 (C$5.46)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) BZ$7 (C$4.89)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) BZ$11 (C$7)
4 rolls of toilet paper BZ$2.89 (C$1.90)
Tube of toothpaste BZ$3.20 (C$2.10)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city BZ$12 (C$8)
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub BZ$40 (C$26)
2 tickets to the movies BZ$31 (C$21)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) BZ$72 (C$47)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert BZ$84 (C$55)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club BZ$11 (C$7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city BZ$7 (C$4.66)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) BZ$4.92 (C$3.23)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB BZ$1,089 (C$715)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) BZ$0.68 (C$0.44)
1 month of gym membership in business district BZ$68 (C$45)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes BZ$9 (C$5.69)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 112 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: June 20, 2019

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