- Cost of Living
- Belize
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 67% | |||
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Food in Belize is 67% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | BZ$12 (E£ 103) | E£ 138 | - 25% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | BZ$9 (E£ 80) | E£ 67 | + 20% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | BZ$5.01 (E£ 45) | E£ 40 | + 13% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | BZ$3.34 (E£ 30) | E£ 14 | + 112% | |

12 eggs, large | BZ$3.71 (E£ 33) | E£ 21 | + 61% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | BZ$6 (E£ 56) | E£ 11 | + 424% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | BZ$6 (E£ 54) | E£ 29 | + 83% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | BZ$4.94 (E£ 44) | E£ 24 | + 80% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | BZ$3.05 (E£ 27) | E£ 7 | + 313% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | BZ$3.41 (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 45% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | BZ$32 (E£ 287) | E£ 150 | + 91% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | BZ$6.00 (E£ 54) | E£ 12 | + 338% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | BZ$1.94 (E£ 17) | E£ 5.99 | + 189% | |

Housing | + 84% | |||

Housing in Belize is 84% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | BZ$1,672 (E£ 14,914) | E£ 7,932 | + 88% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | BZ$837 (E£ 7,468) | E£ 4,516 | + 65% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | BZ$281 (E£ 2,510) | E£ 990 | + 154% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | BZ$1,045 (E£ 9,323) | E£ 5,225 | + 78% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | BZ$636 (E£ 5,677) | E£ 3,100 | + 83% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | BZ$141 (E£ 1,254) | E£ 590 | + 112% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | BZ$89 (E£ 793) | E£ 271 | + 193% | |

40” flat screen TV | BZ$1,025 (E£ 9,143) | E£ 6,090 | + 50% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | BZ$225 (E£ 2,007) | E£ 2,894 | - 31% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | BZ$14 (E£ 123) | E£ 86 | + 44% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | BZ$5.00 (E£ 45) | E£ 92 | - 52% | |

Clothes | + 16% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | BZ$61 (E£ 542) | E£ 948 | - 43% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | BZ$123 (E£ 1,100) | E£ 759 | + 45% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | BZ$200 (E£ 1,784) | E£ 1,971 | - 9% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | BZ$125 (E£ 1,115) | E£ 1,420 | - 21% | |

Transportation | + 54% | |||

Transportation in Belize is 54% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | BZ$50,000 (E£ 446,001) | E£ 461,035 | - 3% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | BZ$2.81 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.07 | + 395% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | BZ$71 (E£ 633) | E£ 316 | + 101% | |

Personal Care | + 92% | |||

Personal Care in Belize is 92% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | BZ$17 (E£ 155) | E£ 42 | + 271% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | BZ$25 (E£ 223) | E£ 83 | + 169% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | BZ$55 (E£ 491) | E£ 253 | + 94% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | BZ$10 (E£ 89) | E£ 57 | + 55% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | BZ$8 (E£ 72) | E£ 51 | + 43% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | BZ$13 (E£ 114) | E£ 46 | + 150% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | BZ$2.67 (E£ 24) | E£ 19 | + 27% | |

Tube of toothpaste | BZ$2.65 (E£ 24) | E£ 19 | + 26% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | BZ$15 (E£ 134) | E£ 61 | + 120% | |

Entertainment | + 27% | |||

Entertainment in Belize is 27% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | BZ$36 (E£ 317) | E£ 311 | + 2% | |

2 tickets to the movies | BZ$38 (E£ 335) | E£ 128 | + 161% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | BZ$100 (E£ 892) | E£ 793 | + 12% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | BZ$83 (E£ 736) | E£ 478 | + 54% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | BZ$20 (E£ 178) | E£ 97 | + 84% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | BZ$8 (E£ 72) | E£ 37 | + 94% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | BZ$5.83 (E£ 52) | E£ 55 | - 6% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | BZ$200 (E£ 1,784) | E£ 11,835 | - 85% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | BZ$3.00 (E£ 27) | E£ 17 | + 55% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | BZ$58 (E£ 520) | E£ 693 | - 25% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | BZ$9 (E£ 77) | E£ 33 | + 135% | |

TOTAL | + 51% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 3,409 prices entered by 395 different people.

These prices were last updated on June 25, 2018.
Exchange rate:
8.920
EGP
/
BZD

#
Cost of living in
**Belize**
is
**51% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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