The traditional view is that Belize is the most expensive country in
Central America, yet one of the least expensive in the Caribbean. While
there’s truth to that, it really doesn’t take into account that the
actual cost of living in Belize can vary from almost nothing to very
high. Right side, some Belize Currency.
Left side, a Tortilla Factory.
The Cost of Living page is still a stub and we will add further
structure and information The whole page also will be redesigned in the
On Cayes, mostly the vast majority of goods have to be imported and so
this fact coupled
with taxation and handling fees means that food and beverages in
supermarkets, groceries and at restaurants and bars can be as
or up to doubly as expensive as US prices. You can shop around a
little locally, but there is a limit on the discretion in prices
dictated by the close proximity of all shops to each other.
Ambergris Caye, all the big Supermarkets and Hardware stores are owned
by 4 families.
Especially by the some of the stores you always need to negotiate the
because if they have t he feeling that you are a tourist they charge
Belizean Shops charge always the same amount for Foreigners and