Whether you're living in Belize or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

3,100 BZD

average per month

790 BZD

Range

6,700 BZD

5,900 BZD

average per month

1,200 BZD

Range

9,400 BZD

9,400 BZD

average per month

2,800 BZD

Range

14,000 BZD

2,400 BZD

average per month

390 BZD

Range

5,100 BZD

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Belize is 3,100 BZD. Expenses can range from 790 BZD at the minimum level to 6,700 BZD at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Belize is 5,900 BZD. Expenditure can range from 1,200 BZD to 9,400 BZD per month.

The average cost of living for families in Belize is 9,400 BZD per month. Families spend anywhere from 2,800 BZD to 14,000 BZD.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Belize is 2,400 BZD. Students spend from 390 BZD to 5,100 BZD per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

0.79 BZD

0.79 BZD

0.79 BZD

combo meal

7.9 BZD

5.6 BZD

13 BZD

meal for one

26 BZD

21 BZD

33 BZD

meal for one

66 BZD

44 BZD

79 BZD

Soft Drink

0.66 BZD

0.66 BZD

0.66 BZD

or latte

5.3 BZD

3.3 BZD

7.9 BZD

large bottle

3.9 BZD

3.3 BZD

4.4 BZD

bread

0.56 BZD

0.49 BZD

0.66 BZD

eggs

3.9 BZD

3.3 BZD

4.9 BZD

chicken

9.2 BZD

7.2 BZD

11 BZD

1 kg or 1 lb

10 BZD

8.7 BZD

13 BZD

1 kg or 1 lb

5.6 BZD

4.9 BZD

6.6 BZD

1 kg or 1 lb

2.6 BZD

2.2 BZD

3.3 BZD

1 kg or 1 lb

2.8 BZD

2.5 BZD

3.0 BZD

1 kg or 1 lb

2.7 BZD

2.4 BZD

3.0 BZD

taxi ride

3.9 BZD

3.3 BZD

7.9 BZD

full tank

26 BZD

20 BZD

52 BZD

1-day rental

26 BZD

20 BZD

39 BZD

price

20,000 BZD

9,800 BZD

26,000 BZD

one way

0.98 BZD

0.66 BZD

2.0 BZD

Service

39 BZD

26 BZD

79 BZD

and water bill

190 BZD

47 BZD

400 BZD

and water bill

240 BZD

59 BZD

470 BZD

and water bill

380 BZD

83 BZD

420 BZD

and cable

39 BZD

20 BZD

52 BZD

charges

26 BZD

16 BZD

79 BZD

ticket

13 BZD

9.8 BZD

20 BZD

membership

39 BZD

31 BZD

79 BZD

or pants

33 BZD

23 BZD

49 BZD

dress

30 BZD

22 BZD

98 BZD

shoes

28 BZD

21 BZD

66 BZD

shoes

22 BZD

18 BZD

44 BZD

suit

25 BZD

20 BZD

130 BZD

t-shirt

13 BZD

9.8 BZD

39 BZD

apartment

490 BZD

330 BZD

1,300 BZD

apartment

790 BZD

490 BZD

2,000 BZD

apartment

980 BZD

660 BZD

2,600 BZD

apartment

98,000 BZD

66,000 BZD

200,000 BZD

apartment

130,000 BZD

79,000 BZD

490,000 BZD

apartment

390,000 BZD

130,000 BZD

790,000 BZD

Bed

490 BZD

390 BZD

660 BZD

Bed

390 BZD

260 BZD

490 BZD

Bed

300 BZD

230 BZD

390 BZD

Room

560 BZD

440 BZD

2,000 BZD

Table

260 BZD

200 BZD

490 BZD

or Couch

360 BZD

260 BZD

790 BZD

Set

390 BZD

260 BZD

790 BZD

or Freezer

360 BZD

230 BZD

490 BZD

Machine

440 BZD

300 BZD

790 BZD

or Cooker

360 BZD

280 BZD

490 BZD

Phone

390 BZD

330 BZD

560 BZD

or Computer

440 BZD

360 BZD

790 BZD

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Belize

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 280 BZD |

AVERAGE | 1,100 BZD |

HIGH | 2,400 BZD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 47 BZD |

AVERAGE | 190 BZD |

HIGH | 400 BZD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 63 BZD |

AVERAGE | 250 BZD |

HIGH | 540 BZD |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 130 BZD |

AVERAGE | 500 BZD |

HIGH | 1,100 BZD |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 71 BZD |

AVERAGE | 280 BZD |

HIGH | 600 BZD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 39 BZD |

AVERAGE | 160 BZD |

HIGH | 330 BZD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 16 BZD |

AVERAGE | 63 BZD |

HIGH | 130 BZD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 140 BZD |

AVERAGE | 570 BZD |

HIGH | 1,200 BZD |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Belize

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 390 BZD |

AVERAGE | 1,900 BZD |

HIGH | 3,100 BZD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 59 BZD |

AVERAGE | 240 BZD |

HIGH | 470 BZD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 140 BZD |

AVERAGE | 710 BZD |

HIGH | 1,100 BZD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 170 BZD |

AVERAGE | 830 BZD |

HIGH | 1,300 BZD |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 130 BZD |

AVERAGE | 650 BZD |

HIGH | 1,000 BZD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 71 BZD |

AVERAGE | 350 BZD |

HIGH | 570 BZD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 24 BZD |

AVERAGE | 120 BZD |

HIGH | 190 BZD |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 200 BZD |

AVERAGE | 1,000 BZD |

HIGH | 1,600 BZD |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Belize

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 880 BZD |

AVERAGE | 3,000 BZD |

HIGH | 4,500 BZD |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 83 BZD |

AVERAGE | 380 BZD |

HIGH | 420 BZD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 220 BZD |

AVERAGE | 760 BZD |

HIGH | 1,100 BZD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 500 BZD |

AVERAGE | 1,700 BZD |

HIGH | 2,500 BZD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 220 BZD |

AVERAGE | 760 BZD |

HIGH | 1,100 BZD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 140 BZD |

AVERAGE | 470 BZD |

HIGH | 710 BZD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 390 BZD |

AVERAGE | 1,300 BZD |

HIGH | 2,000 BZD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 330 BZD |

AVERAGE | 1,100 BZD |

HIGH | 1,700 BZD |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Belize

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 94 BZD |

AVERAGE | 570 BZD |

HIGH | 1,200 BZD |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 16 BZD |

AVERAGE | 94 BZD |

HIGH | 200 BZD |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 28 BZD |

AVERAGE | 170 BZD |

HIGH | 360 BZD |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 79 BZD |

AVERAGE | 470 BZD |

HIGH | 1,000 BZD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 24 BZD |

AVERAGE | 140 BZD |

HIGH | 310 BZD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 20 BZD |

AVERAGE | 120 BZD |

HIGH | 260 BZD |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 75 BZD |

AVERAGE | 450 BZD |

HIGH | 970 BZD |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 59 BZD |

AVERAGE | 350 BZD |

HIGH | 770 BZD |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Belize typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 1,700 BZD with expenditure ranging from 410 BZD and 2,800 BZD. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Belize ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 220 BZD with 51 BZD and 380 BZD being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 110 BZD to 790 BZD on commuting with 470 BZD being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Belize is 880 BZD. The cost of groceries can range between 220 BZD to 1,500 BZD. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Belize allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 110 BZD to 770 BZD with 460 BZD being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 67 BZD to 470 BZD with 280 BZD being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 490 BZD per month with 120 BZD being the minimum spent amount and 820 BZD being the maximum.