Cost of living in Belize City, Belize

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Food [Edit]
BZD USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district BZ$12 ($5.79)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) BZ$8 ($4.23)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast BZ$5.65 ($2.83)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk BZ$3.38 ($1.69)
12 eggs, large BZ$3.89 ($1.95)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes BZ$5.31 ($2.66)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese BZ$8 ($4.01)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples BZ$5.30 ($2.65)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes BZ$3.08 ($1.54)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket BZ$3.04 ($1.52)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality BZ$32 ($16)
2 liters of Coca-Cola BZ$5.44 ($2.73)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day BZ$1.81 ($0.90)
Housing [Edit]
BZD USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area BZ$1,394 ($698)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area BZ$825 ($413)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat BZ$234 ($117)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area BZ$921 ($461)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area BZ$586 ($293)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio BZ$135 ($67)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) BZ$140 ($70)
40” flat screen TV BZ$1,314 ($658)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) BZ$245 ($123)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) BZ$9 ($4.73)
Hourly rate for cleaning help BZ$5.00 ($2.50)
Clothes [Edit]
BZD USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) BZ$83 ($41)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) BZ$101 ($51)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) BZ$207 ($103)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes BZ$148 ($74)
Transportation [Edit]
BZD USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new BZ$59,125 ($29,595)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas BZ$2.68 ($1.34)
Monthly ticket public transport BZ$85 ($43)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) BZ$42 ($21)
Personal Care [Edit]
BZD USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) BZ$20 ($10)
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$9 ($4.50)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) BZ$8 ($3.83)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) BZ$12 ($5.92)
4 rolls of toilet paper BZ$2.83 ($1.41)
Tube of toothpaste BZ$3.24 ($1.62)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city BZ$13 ($6)
Entertainment [Edit]
BZD USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub BZ$39 ($19)
2 tickets to the movies BZ$32 ($16)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) BZ$100 ($50)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert BZ$90 ($45)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club BZ$12 ($6)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city BZ$8 ($3.82)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) BZ$4.62 ($2.31)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB BZ$1,100 ($551)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) BZ$3.00 ($1.50)
1 month of gym membership in business district BZ$67 ($34)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes BZ$9 ($4.43)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 267 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: July 21, 2018.

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