Moving to a new area in your home country is always a daunting task. When you move to Belize you may be surprised to find out how affordable it is to live here. In many ways it is actually much cheaper to live in Belize than it is to live in the United States.
Many of the costs in Belize are significantly lower than in the U.S. such as the cost of buying a house, insurance, taxes, and utility bills. Depending on where you plan on settling in Belize, the average costs to maintain a lifestyle can vary, just like they do in the U.S. If you live near Ambergris Caye or Placencia you should expect higher prices. On the other hand in northern Belize near Corozal things are generally less expensive.
In the more expensive areas of the country, you could live comfortably on a monthly budget of $3,000. In the less expensive areas you could maintain a lifestyle on $1,000. The way to control costs is to live like the locals do. Eat local and save. For a sandwich and a coffee a meal may cost you $3, a medium quality bottle of red wine that is imported may run roughly $15.
There are plenty of places to live in Belize where you can live on a lower budget, walk to the beach, and still not give up some of your modern day amenities. Belize is the perfect place to retire in, spend holidays, live part time or full time in. The weather and the lifestyle are such alluring factors for this tropical paradise.