Cost of living in Belize

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district BZ$12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) BZ$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast BZ$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk BZ$4.00
12 eggs, large BZ$5.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes BZ$3.54
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese BZ$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples BZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes BZ$2.89
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket BZ$3.72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality BZ$30
2 liters of Coca-Cola BZ$5.33
Bread for 2 people for 1 day BZ$2.19
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area BZ$1,356
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area BZ$774
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat BZ$179
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area BZ$702
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area BZ$451
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio BZ$75
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) BZ$43
40” flat screen TV BZ$866
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) BZ$238
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) BZ$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help BZ$5.00
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) BZ$58
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) BZ$215
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) BZ$250
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes BZ$200
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new BZ$59,671
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas BZ$2.47
Monthly ticket public transport BZ$65
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) BZ$21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) BZ$18
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) BZ$55
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) BZ$11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) BZ$8
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) BZ$14
4 rolls of toilet paper BZ$3.00
Tube of toothpaste BZ$2.48
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city BZ$18
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub BZ$36
2 tickets to the movies BZ$45
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$70
1 cocktail drink in downtown club BZ$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city BZ$7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) BZ$8
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) BZ$1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district BZ$93
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes BZ$10

Map of Cost of Living in Belize

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This map shows only the top cities in Belize. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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