Travel budget in Belize

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Belize: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Belize for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 44 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.9 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1129* (2142 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 8 per person

Total budget:

$ 3133* (5936 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 228 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 55 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 6056* (11466 $)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Belize in 2019

Cost of living: Belize VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Belize in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Belize in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Belize by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Belize compared to the national average.

Cities /Belize View Details
Belmopan 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belmopan
Orange Walk 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Orange Walk
Corozal 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Corozal
Belize City 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Belize City
San Ignacio 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in San Ignacio
Punta Gorda 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Gorda

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Local prices in Belize by expense type

Restaurant budget in Belize

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Belize costs 34% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.4/person
($ 3.7 to $ 6.5)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 20/person
($ 10.6 to $ 28)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 5.4 to $ 8)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 4.3)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Belize

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Belize costs 15% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 55 to $ 55)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 61 to $ 130)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 153/night
($ 85 to $ 250)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 303/night
($ 239 to $ 402)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 45/month
($ 44 to $ 46)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 174/month
($ 118 to $ 241)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 186/month
($ 113 to $ 294)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 116/month
($ 82 to $ 168)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 216
Family room
Family room
$ 226/month
($ 126 to $ 403)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Belize

On average, the price of supermarket food in Belize costs 25% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 3.7)

140% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.9)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 2.6)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 9.4)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.1/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 14)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.2)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 5.9)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.9/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 10.6)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Belize

On average, the price of transport in Belize is 30% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.2/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 20/month
($ 5.7 to $ 49)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.2/km
($ 2.6 to $ 4.3)

76% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

99% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.2
($ 2.6 to $ 3.7)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 77/24hrs
($ 18 to $ 125)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Belize

On average, the cost of housing in Belize costs 36% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 101/month
($ 54 to $ 161)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

89% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 75/month
($ 49 to $ 182)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 293/month
($ 161 to $ 427)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 219/month
($ 108 to $ 321)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 734/month
($ 267 to $ 1322)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 439/month
($ 214 to $ 1385)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 32/month
($ 22 to $ 44)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 318/month
($ 108 to $ 445)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 11896/yr
($ 1591 to $ 13848)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Belize

On average, budget for leisure activities in Belize costs 52% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8/ticket
($ 7.9 to $ 8)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 5.3/hr
($ 5.3 to $ 10.6)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Belize

On average, shopping budget in Belize costs 22% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 3.7)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 38
($ 24 to $ 54)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 22 to $ 54)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 70
($ 61 to $ 89)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 88
($ 65 to $ 134)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

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About the information on the cost of living in Belize

The information about the cost of living in Belize shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Belize updated on 23-07-2019.

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