- Cost of Living
- Belize
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 57% | |||
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Food in Belize is 57% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | BZ$12 (E£ 103) | E£ 144 | - 28% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | BZ$9 (E£ 82) | E£ 70 | + 17% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | BZ$4.77 (E£ 43) | E£ 39 | + 10% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | BZ$2.97 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 88% | |

12 eggs, large | BZ$3.50 (E£ 31) | E£ 22 | + 44% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | BZ$7 (E£ 58) | E£ 11 | + 451% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | BZ$6 (E£ 54) | E£ 32 | + 67% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | BZ$4.94 (E£ 44) | E£ 26 | + 72% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | BZ$3.05 (E£ 27) | E£ 7 | + 311% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | BZ$3.41 (E£ 31) | E£ 21 | + 42% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | BZ$30 (E£ 269) | E£ 156 | + 73% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | BZ$5.33 (E£ 48) | E£ 12 | + 284% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | BZ$1.86 (E£ 17) | E£ 5.99 | + 178% | |

Housing | + 82% | |||

Housing in Belize is 82% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | BZ$1,672 (E£ 14,961) | E£ 8,249 | + 81% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | BZ$933 (E£ 8,347) | E£ 5,137 | + 63% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | BZ$285 (E£ 2,552) | E£ 891 | + 187% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | BZ$1,303 (E£ 11,661) | E£ 5,950 | + 96% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | BZ$723 (E£ 6,466) | E£ 3,659 | + 77% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | BZ$150 (E£ 1,342) | E£ 617 | + 118% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | BZ$81 (E£ 724) | E£ 253 | + 186% | |

40” flat screen TV | BZ$1,025 (E£ 9,172) | E£ 6,021 | + 52% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | BZ$225 (E£ 2,013) | E£ 3,028 | - 34% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | BZ$14 (E£ 124) | E£ 102 | + 22% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | BZ$5.00 (E£ 45) | E£ 90 | - 50% | |

Clothes | + 18% | |||

Clothes in Belize is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | BZ$61 (E£ 544) | E£ 896 | - 39% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | BZ$123 (E£ 1,104) | E£ 790 | + 40% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | BZ$200 (E£ 1,790) | E£ 1,892 | - 5% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | BZ$125 (E£ 1,118) | E£ 1,162 | - 4% | |

Transportation | + 42% | |||

Transportation in Belize is 42% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | BZ$53,750 (E£ 480,946) | E£ 451,706 | + 6% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | BZ$2.81 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.79 | + 335% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | BZ$71 (E£ 635) | E£ 435 | + 46% | |

Personal Care | + 73% | |||

Personal Care in Belize is 73% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | BZ$17 (E£ 155) | E£ 39 | + 293% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | BZ$25 (E£ 224) | E£ 78 | + 188% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | BZ$55 (E£ 492) | E£ 337 | + 46% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | BZ$10 (E£ 89) | E£ 55 | + 62% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | BZ$8 (E£ 73) | E£ 52 | + 40% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | BZ$13 (E£ 114) | E£ 51 | + 124% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | BZ$2.67 (E£ 24) | E£ 23 | + 2% | |

Tube of toothpaste | BZ$2.65 (E£ 24) | E£ 18 | + 29% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | BZ$15 (E£ 134) | E£ 70 | + 92% | |

Entertainment | + 120% | |||

Entertainment in Belize is 120% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | BZ$41 (E£ 363) | E£ 323 | + 12% | |

2 tickets to the movies | BZ$38 (E£ 336) | E£ 131 | + 156% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | BZ$100 (E£ 895) | E£ 693 | + 29% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | BZ$98 (E£ 872) | E£ 524 | + 66% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | BZ$16 (E£ 140) | E£ 93 | + 50% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | BZ$8 (E£ 72) | E£ 42 | + 73% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | BZ$5.94 (E£ 53) | E£ 56 | - 6% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | BZ$1,100 (E£ 9,843) | E£ 10,206 | - 4% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | BZ$3.00 (E£ 27) | E£ 4.68 | + 473% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | BZ$58 (E£ 522) | E£ 831 | - 37% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | BZ$9 (E£ 78) | E£ 36 | + 114% | |

TOTAL | + 69% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 3,122 prices entered by 345 different people.

These prices were last updated on October 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
8.948
EGP
/
BZD

#
Cost of living in
**Belize**
is
**69% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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