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:

  • $ 65 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 7.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1474* (2982 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 142 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3572* (7210 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 153 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 5155* (10402 $)

* 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 2024

Cost of living: Belize VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Belize in 2024 is 23% less than 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
Belmopan 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belmopan
Belize City 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Belize City
Punta Gorda 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Punta Gorda
San Ignacio 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Ignacio
Corozal 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Corozal
Dangriga 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dangriga

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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 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.9/person
($ 3 to $ 14)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 15/person
($ 11 to $ 36)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.5/person
($ 6 to $ 7.9)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.5 for 500ml
($ 2 to $ 3.9)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.8 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 4.5)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 2.5 to $ 7.9)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1 to $ 2)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Belize: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Belize costs 32% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 43 to $ 228)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 112/night
($ 57 to $ 245)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 159
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 171/night
($ 72 to $ 431)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 232
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 229/night
($ 142 to $ 427)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 312
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 7.6 to $ 444)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 482
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 89/month
($ 43 to $ 214)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 208/month
($ 90 to $ 474)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 245
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 195/month
($ 89 to $ 436)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 214
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 125/month
($ 77 to $ 247)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 227
Family room
Family room
$ 232/month
($ 89 to $ 583)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 217

Belize: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Belize costs 11% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.8/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 5)

169% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 4.5)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.5 to $ 4)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 11)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 6/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 11)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 5)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.5 to $ 4.5)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Belize: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Belize is 37% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2/ticket
($ 1 to $ 4)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.2/km
($ 2.5 to $ 5)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

99% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.5
($ 3 to $ 4)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 65/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 120)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53

Belize: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Belize costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 16)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 3.4/hr
($ 3.4 to $ 6.6)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Belize: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Belize costs 37% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 3 to $ 7.4)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 35
($ 13 to $ 43)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 34
($ 13 to $ 61)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Belize City
New York City → Belize City
New York City → Belize City
$ 652
(fair price: $ 524)
London → Belize City
London → Belize City
London → Belize City
$ 878
(fair price: $ 775)
Los Angeles → Belize City
Los Angeles  → Belize City
Los Angeles  → Belize City
$ 677
(fair price: $ 546)
Montreal → Belize City
Montreal → Belize City
Montreal → Belize City
$ 616
(fair price: $ 510)
Toronto → Belize City
Toronto → Belize City
Toronto → Belize City
$ 648
(fair price: $ 528)
Atlanta → Belize City
Atlanta → Belize City
Atlanta → Belize City
$ 828
(fair price: $ 658)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Belize updated on 16-07-2024.

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