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 ($5.86)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) BZ$8 ($4.09)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast BZ$5.82 ($2.91)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk BZ$3.59 ($1.80)
12 eggs, large BZ$3.92 ($1.96)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes BZ$4.54 ($2.27)
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$3.08 ($1.54)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket BZ$3.05 ($1.53)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality BZ$32 ($16)
2 liters of Coca-Cola BZ$4.53 ($2.27)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day BZ$1.73 ($0.87)
Housing [Edit]
BZD USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area BZ$1,228 ($615)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area BZ$917 ($459)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat BZ$240 ($120)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area BZ$790 ($395)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area BZ$535 ($268)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio BZ$327 ($164)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) BZ$341 ($171)
40” flat screen TV BZ$1,475 ($738)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) BZ$289 ($145)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) BZ$9 ($4.57)
Hourly rate for cleaning help BZ$4.38 ($2.19)
Clothes [Edit]
BZD USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) BZ$109 ($54)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) BZ$93 ($47)
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]
BZD USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new BZ$62,254 ($31,161)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas BZ$2.58 ($1.29)
Monthly ticket public transport BZ$83 ($42)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) BZ$41 ($20)
Personal Care [Edit]
BZD USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) BZ$24 ($12)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) BZ$18 ($9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) BZ$62 ($31)
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 ($5.76)
4 rolls of toilet paper BZ$3.00 ($1.50)
Tube of toothpaste BZ$3.38 ($1.69)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city BZ$13 ($7)
Entertainment [Edit]
BZD USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub BZ$40 ($20)
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)
iPod nano 16GB BZ$500 ($250)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) BZ$1.00 ($0.50)
1 month of gym membership in business district BZ$81 ($40)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes BZ$10 ($4.84)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 92 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

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