Belize City travel budget

Belize City: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Belize City

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1572* (3136 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 112 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 9.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 3555* (7098 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 46 per person
  • $ 76 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 3945* (7882 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Belize City compared to Belize in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Belize City in 2020 is 6% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Belize City in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


Local prices in Belize City by expense type

Restaurant budget in Belize City

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Belize City is 17% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.5/person
($ 4.4 to $ 12)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 32/person
($ 21 to $ 40)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.8/person
($ 5.5 to $ 12)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 2.7 to $ 3.3)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 5.5)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 2.3)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Belize City

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Belize City is 30% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 81 to $ 81)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 83/night
($ 59 to $ 125)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 140/night
($ 81 to $ 181)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 59/month
($ 59 to $ 59)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 108/month
($ 77 to $ 140)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 151/month
($ 118 to $ 181)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 95/month
($ 59 to $ 145)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 170/month
($ 122 to $ 230)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Belize City

On average, the price of supermarket food in Belize City is 9% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

113% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 3.1)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 3.8)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 7.6)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.1/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 14)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 4.5/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 8.2)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 6.1)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.3)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9
($ 0.6 to $ 2.3)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.2/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 11)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Belize City

On average, the price of transport in Belize City is 80% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.8/ticket
($ 1.7 to $ 4.4)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 57/month
($ 18 to $ 72)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 4.4/km
($ 4.4 to $ 6.9)

161% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

147% 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)
$ 3.8
($ 3.8 to $ 4.4)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 81/24hrs
($ 18 to $ 132)

104% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Belize City

On average, the cost of housing in Belize City is 38% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 90/month
($ 48 to $ 112)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 109/month
($ 34 to $ 223)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 284/month
($ 220 to $ 665)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 222/month
($ 165 to $ 278)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 636/month
($ 440 to $ 1373)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 386/month
($ 275 to $ 886)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 53/month
($ 14 to $ 101)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 112/month
( $ 112)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 536/yr
($ 536 to $ 13987)

96% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Belize City

On average, budget for leisure activities in Belize City is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.9/ticket
($ 8.2 to $ 17)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 11/hr
( $ 11)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Belize City

On average, shopping budget in Belize City is 6% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 3.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 39
($ 26 to $ 55)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 21 to $ 51)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 94
($ 67 to $ 138)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 130
($ 83 to $ 165)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

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 this information on the cost of living in Belize City

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

The information about the cost of living in Belize City was updated on 16-10-2020.

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