Travel budget in Belize

Belize: calculate your travel budget

Belize: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 46 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.4 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1140* (2184 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 123 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 3228* (6160 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 225 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 62 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 6222* (11858 $)

* 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 2020

Cost of living: Belize VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Belize in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Belize City 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belize City
Belmopan 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Belmopan
Corozal 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Corozal
Orange Walk 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Orange Walk
Punta Gorda 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Gorda
San Ignacio 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in San Ignacio

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Local prices in Belize by expense type

Belize: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Belize costs 38% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.2/person
($ 3.1 to $ 7.4)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 10.5 to $ 40)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 5.3 to $ 7.9)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 2.6 to $ 3.3)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 6.3)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Belize: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Belize costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 57/night
($ 57 to $ 57)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 64 to $ 132)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 152/night
($ 90 to $ 241)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 298/night
($ 241 to $ 377)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 47/month
($ 45 to $ 49)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 185/month
($ 134 to $ 241)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 177/month
($ 113 to $ 265)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 124/month
($ 81 to $ 188)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 222/month
($ 124 to $ 379)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Belize: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Belize costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.3/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 3.7)

155% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.9)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3.3)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 14)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 9.6)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 4.1/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 6.6)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 5.9)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.1)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.2/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 3.7)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.5/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 10.4)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Belize: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Belize is 41% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.2/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 30/month
($ 5.6 to $ 69)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.7/km
($ 2.3 to $ 5.3)

107% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

118% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.7
($ 2.6 to $ 4.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 77/24hrs
($ 18 to $ 125)

94% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Belize: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Belize costs 32% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 104/month
($ 53 to $ 158)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 84/month
($ 48 to $ 211)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 335/month
($ 236 to $ 631)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1447
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 259/month
($ 158 to $ 526)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1155
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 887/month
($ 419 to $ 1578)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2323
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 478/month
($ 236 to $ 1262)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1830
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 22 to $ 53)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 311/month
($ 106 to $ 439)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1003
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 13669/yr
($ 13669 to $ 13669)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17436

Belize: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Belize costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.9/ticket
($ 5.3 to $ 10.5)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.3/hr
($ 6.9 to $ 10.4)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Belize: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Belize costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.9/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 4.7)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 42
($ 24 to $ 79)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 20 to $ 85)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 61 to $ 132)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 109
($ 75 to $ 158)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Belmopan
Los Angeles  → Belmopan
Los Angeles  → Belmopan
$ 1217
(fair price: $ 991)
New York City → Belmopan
New York City → Belmopan
New York City → Belmopan
$ 1428
(fair price: $ 1119)

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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 10-07-2020.

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