- Cost of Living
- Belize
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 90% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Belize is 90% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | BZ$11 (E£ 97) | E£ 142 | - 31% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | BZ$10 (E£ 91) | E£ 69 | + 32% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | BZ$5.44 (E£ 48) | E£ 39 | + 25% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | BZ$2.09 (E£ 19) | E£ 14 | + 29% | |

12 eggs, large | BZ$3.63 (E£ 32) | E£ 21 | + 51% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | BZ$7 (E£ 64) | E£ 10 | + 535% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | BZ$4.69 (E£ 42) | E£ 32 | + 31% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | BZ$5.16 (E£ 46) | E£ 25 | + 87% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | BZ$3.72 (E£ 33) | E£ 7 | + 388% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | BZ$7 (E£ 62) | E£ 22 | + 184% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | BZ$29 (E£ 258) | E£ 146 | + 77% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | BZ$8 (E£ 67) | E£ 12 | + 438% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | BZ$2.61 (E£ 23) | E£ 5.81 | + 300% | |

Housing | + 80% | |||

Housing in Belize is 80% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | BZ$1,672 (E£ 14,860) | E£ 8,190 | + 81% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | BZ$933 (E£ 8,291) | E£ 5,267 | + 57% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | BZ$285 (E£ 2,535) | E£ 908 | + 179% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | BZ$1,303 (E£ 11,583) | E£ 6,098 | + 90% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | BZ$723 (E£ 6,422) | E£ 3,794 | + 69% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | BZ$150 (E£ 1,333) | E£ 610 | + 118% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | BZ$81 (E£ 719) | E£ 235 | + 206% | |

40” flat screen TV | BZ$1,025 (E£ 9,110) | E£ 6,021 | + 51% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | BZ$225 (E£ 2,000) | E£ 3,030 | - 34% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | BZ$14 (E£ 123) | E£ 102 | + 21% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | BZ$5.00 (E£ 44) | E£ 91 | - 51% | |

Clothes | + 21% | |||

Clothes in Belize is 21% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | BZ$68 (E£ 601) | E£ 874 | - 31% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | BZ$123 (E£ 1,096) | E£ 761 | + 44% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | BZ$200 (E£ 1,778) | E£ 1,831 | - 3% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | BZ$125 (E£ 1,111) | E£ 1,123 | - 1% | |

Transportation | + 41% | |||

Transportation in Belize is 41% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | BZ$53,750 (E£ 477,719) | E£ 444,807 | + 7% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | BZ$2.81 (E£ 25) | E£ 6 | + 315% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | BZ$71 (E£ 631) | E£ 435 | + 45% | |

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£ 154) | E£ 37 | + 313% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | BZ$25 (E£ 222) | E£ 75 | + 196% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | BZ$55 (E£ 489) | E£ 351 | + 39% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | BZ$10 (E£ 89) | E£ 60 | + 48% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | BZ$8 (E£ 72) | E£ 49 | + 47% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | BZ$13 (E£ 113) | E£ 48 | + 137% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | BZ$2.67 (E£ 24) | E£ 25 | - 6% | |

Tube of toothpaste | BZ$2.65 (E£ 24) | E£ 19 | + 27% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | BZ$15 (E£ 133) | E£ 70 | + 90% | |

Entertainment | + 129% | |||

Entertainment in Belize is 129% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | BZ$41 (E£ 360) | E£ 320 | + 13% | |

2 tickets to the movies | BZ$38 (E£ 333) | E£ 133 | + 150% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | BZ$100 (E£ 889) | E£ 728 | + 22% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | BZ$98 (E£ 867) | E£ 524 | + 65% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | BZ$16 (E£ 139) | E£ 95 | + 47% | |

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

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | BZ$5.94 (E£ 53) | E£ 41 | + 30% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | BZ$1,100 (E£ 9,777) | E£ 9,559 | + 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | BZ$3.00 (E£ 27) | E£ 4.68 | + 469% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | BZ$58 (E£ 518) | E£ 787 | - 34% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | BZ$9 (E£ 77) | E£ 37 | + 107% | |

TOTAL | + 76% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 2,919 prices entered by 322 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
8.888
EGP
/
BZD

#
Cost of living in
**Belize**
is
**76% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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