Cost of living in Belize City, Belize

Summary of cost of living in Belize City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: BZ$5,574
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: BZ$2,315
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Belize City, Belize. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district BZ$13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) BZ$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast BZ$4.55
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk BZ$3.52
12 eggs, large BZ$3.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes BZ$5.61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese BZ$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples BZ$4.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes BZ$3.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket BZ$3.68
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality BZ$30
2 liters of coca-cola BZ$6
Bread for 2 people for 1 day BZ$2.19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area BZ$1,608
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area BZ$906
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat BZ$216
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area BZ$1,031
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area BZ$599
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio BZ$149
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) BZ$102
40” flat screen tv BZ$1,174
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) BZ$266
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) BZ$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help BZ$9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) BZ$78
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) BZ$101
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) BZ$223
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes BZ$109
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new BZ$54,936
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas BZ$2.80
Monthly ticket public transport BZ$89
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) BZ$44
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) BZ$20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) BZ$18
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) BZ$58
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) BZ$15
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) BZ$7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) BZ$12
4 rolls of toilet paper BZ$3.05
Tube of toothpaste BZ$3.11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city BZ$12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub BZ$43
2 tickets to the movies BZ$31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) BZ$72
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert BZ$89
1 cocktail drink in downtown club BZ$12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city BZ$8
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) BZ$4.93
Ipad wi-fi 128gb BZ$1,277
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) BZ$0.62
1 month of gym membership in business district BZ$71
1 package of marlboro cigarettes BZ$9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 44 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 18, 2021

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