- Cost of Living
- Belize
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Belize**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 66% | |||
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Food in Belize is 66% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | BZ$12 (E£ 106) | E£ 126 | - 16% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | BZ$10 (E£ 84) | E£ 64 | + 30% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | BZ$5.44 (E£ 48) | E£ 39 | + 24% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | BZ$3.34 (E£ 29) | E£ 14 | + 113% | |

12 eggs, large | BZ$3.63 (E£ 32) | E£ 23 | + 41% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | BZ$6 (E£ 55) | E£ 11 | + 391% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | BZ$6 (E£ 53) | E£ 31 | + 69% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | BZ$4.94 (E£ 43) | E£ 23 | + 90% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | BZ$3.05 (E£ 27) | E£ 7 | + 309% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | BZ$3.41 (E£ 30) | E£ 19 | + 55% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | BZ$32 (E£ 283) | E£ 167 | + 70% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | BZ$6.00 (E£ 53) | E£ 11 | + 372% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | BZ$1.94 (E£ 17) | E£ 9 | + 87% | |

Housing | + 66% | |||

Housing in Belize is 66% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | BZ$1,331 (E£ 11,714) | E£ 8,316 | + 41% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | BZ$712 (E£ 6,270) | E£ 4,338 | + 45% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | BZ$390 (E£ 3,436) | E£ 901 | + 281% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | BZ$942 (E£ 8,289) | E£ 5,773 | + 44% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | BZ$568 (E£ 5,002) | E£ 2,807 | + 78% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | BZ$103 (E£ 909) | E£ 583 | + 56% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | BZ$83 (E£ 733) | E£ 261 | + 181% | |

40” flat screen TV | BZ$1,025 (E£ 9,020) | E£ 6,626 | + 36% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | BZ$225 (E£ 1,980) | E£ 2,739 | - 28% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | BZ$14 (E£ 122) | E£ 82 | + 48% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | BZ$6 (E£ 55) | E£ 88 | - 37% | |

Clothes | + 16% | |||

Clothes in Belize is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | BZ$61 (E£ 535) | E£ 798 | - 33% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | BZ$123 (E£ 1,085) | E£ 804 | + 35% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | BZ$200 (E£ 1,760) | E£ 1,819 | - 3% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | BZ$125 (E£ 1,100) | E£ 1,376 | - 20% | |

Transportation | + 43% | |||

Transportation in Belize is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | BZ$53,750 (E£ 472,985) | E£ 480,007 | - 1% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | BZ$2.78 (E£ 24) | E£ 4.91 | + 398% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | BZ$71 (E£ 625) | E£ 381 | + 64% | |

Personal Care | + 87% | |||

Personal Care in Belize is 87% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | BZ$17 (E£ 153) | E£ 39 | + 287% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | BZ$18 (E£ 154) | E£ 78 | + 98% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | BZ$59 (E£ 517) | E£ 266 | + 94% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | BZ$10 (E£ 88) | E£ 54 | + 64% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | BZ$8 (E£ 71) | E£ 47 | + 51% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | BZ$13 (E£ 112) | E£ 44 | + 153% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | BZ$2.50 (E£ 22) | E£ 21 | + 7% | |

Tube of toothpaste | BZ$2.65 (E£ 23) | E£ 20 | + 18% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | BZ$15 (E£ 132) | E£ 56 | + 134% | |

Entertainment | - 69% | |||

Entertainment in Belize is 69% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | BZ$31 (E£ 268) | E£ 323 | - 17% | |

2 tickets to the movies | BZ$38 (E£ 337) | E£ 128 | + 163% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | BZ$100 (E£ 880) | E£ 676 | + 30% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | BZ$77 (E£ 675) | E£ 483 | + 40% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | BZ$20 (E£ 176) | E£ 105 | + 68% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | BZ$9 (E£ 79) | E£ 39 | + 105% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | BZ$8 (E£ 66) | E£ 61 | + 7% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | BZ$200 (E£ 1,760) | E£ 11,870 | - 85% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | BZ$1.00 (E£ 9) | E£ 50 | - 83% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | BZ$61 (E£ 539) | E£ 678 | - 21% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | BZ$8 (E£ 73) | E£ 32 | + 127% | |

TOTAL | - 11% |

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 3,457 prices entered by 394 different people.

These prices were last updated on March 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
8.800
EGP
/
BZD

#
Cost of living in
**Belize**
is
**11% cheaper than**
in
**Egypt**

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