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 ($5.95)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) BZ$9 ($4.42)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast BZ$6 ($3.09)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk BZ$3.83 ($1.92)
12 eggs, large BZ$4.13 ($2.06)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes BZ$4.70 ($2.35)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese BZ$10 ($5.06)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples BZ$5.75 ($2.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes BZ$2.99 ($1.50)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket BZ$3.05 ($1.53)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality BZ$30 ($15)
2 liters of Coca-Cola BZ$4.89 ($2.45)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day BZ$1.79 ($0.89)
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area BZ$1,262 ($632)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area BZ$811 ($406)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat BZ$217 ($109)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area BZ$742 ($372)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area BZ$484 ($242)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio BZ$115 ($58)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) BZ$303 ($151)
40” flat screen TV BZ$1,360 ($681)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) BZ$267 ($133)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) BZ$9 ($4.55)
Hourly rate for cleaning help BZ$4.75 ($2.38)
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) BZ$95 ($48)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) BZ$107 ($53)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) BZ$213 ($106)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes BZ$163 ($82)
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new BZ$59,836 ($29,951)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas BZ$2.63 ($1.32)
Monthly ticket public transport BZ$77 ($39)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) BZ$41 ($20)
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) BZ$22 ($11)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) BZ$18 ($9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) BZ$56 ($28)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) BZ$11 ($5.51)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) BZ$7 ($3.44)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) BZ$12 ($6)
4 rolls of toilet paper BZ$2.50 ($1.25)
Tube of toothpaste BZ$3.32 ($1.66)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city BZ$13 ($7)
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub BZ$35 ($18)
2 tickets to the movies BZ$36 ($18)
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 ($36)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club BZ$14 ($7)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city BZ$7 ($3.63)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) BZ$5.38 ($2.70)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB - -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) BZ$1.00 ($0.50)
1 month of gym membership in business district BZ$74 ($37)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes BZ$9 ($4.71)
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 18, 2017.

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