Belize Real Estate with Ceiba Realty (2022)

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3-Bedroom Rental, $500 US ($1,000 BZ) 4GS1010

RENTED

Located in the vibrant town of Santa Elena on Carillo Puerto Avenue, this 3-bedroom 1-bathroom home offers a cozy atmosphere & spacious yard. Perfect for a growing family, the home comes semi-furnished with an open-concept kitchen and living room. The kitchen comes equipped with cabinetry, dinnerware, and brand-new appliances, including a stove & refrigerator. Meanwhile, the master bedroom includes a queen-size bed with air conditioning and direct access to the bathroom. The home also features security windows, a two-vehicle carport and sits on a manicured lawn that is fully fenced. In addition, it features a self-contained building at the back that acts as a storage/laundry room with a brand new washer and dryer. The home is located in a very secure neighborhood and is a stone’s throw to the George Price Highway and all daily needed amenities. Take advantage of an established living opportunity in the heart of Santa Elena. Utilities are not included in the rental price.

Town House, $49,900 US ($99,800 BZ) 4GS973

SOLD

In the heart of San Ignacio, this two-bedroom home is ideal for a family home or as a rental income property. The home is fitted with security windows and tiled floors, offering a sense of security and comfort. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms attached to an open-plan kitchen and living room easily accommodates a growing family. The concrete roof of the home provides a vantage point over the neighborhood, allows further expansion to the house, and is already connected with a set of concrete stairs. Coconut and banana trees border the well-kept, spacious yard adding a level of privacy and providing year-round fruit. Utilities are already connected, and grocery stores and other necessities are only a few minutes away, including the colorful center of San Ignacio Town. An excellent opportunity to buy an attractively priced home in a convenient location.

1/2 Acre Lot, $35,000 US ($70,000 BZ) 4GA1012

A half-acre hilltop homesite with stunning views just off the Cristo Rey Road / Pine Ridge Link! The lot sits atop Ashridge Estates and features panoramic views of the Maya Mountains while providing both privacy and tranquility. Easily accessible via a solid, year-round road, the lot lies ¼ mile away from utilities and the main road. It currently sits in a natural state, and can be cleared as one sees fit for potential development. The parcel is minutes away from the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, which offer all the daily needed amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants and hardware stores. With a competitive price and stunning views, this empty canvas is awaiting the discerning buyer, looking for proximity to town and ease of access.

Two Bedroom Home, $49,500 US ($99,000 BZ) 4MS995

SOLD

A cozy home in a quiet neighborhood of the Twin Towns. Set on the outskirts of Santa Elena, this ¼ acre property hosts a comfortable, two-bedroom home fitted with security windows and tiled floors. It features two bedrooms and 1 bathroom with an open plan living and kitchen area. Utilities are connected to the home, and it is minutes away from grocery stores and other commodities. The lawn is regularly maintained with a small garden at the front of the home and various trees and plants throughout. This is a great family home in a solid location close to town with the convenience of amenities. An intriguing offer at a starter home at a very affordable price point.

554.35 Sq. Yds. , $20,000 US ($40,000 BZ) 4SS863

UNDER CONTRACT
An exceptionally priced property available for purchase in the Twin Towns.
Located a hundred yards off the town’s bypass and featuring 4,967 square feet of prime real estate with road along both the north and west boundary. Other features include a fully fenced property, all utilities readily available and only a short drive to stores, markets and the town’s center. Downtown San Ignacio boasts numerous dining options, banks, hardware’s and all other daily needed amenities. In addition, this parcel makes for a great investment, whether the instance be residential or commercial. Take advantage of this ideal real estate offer. Contact us today for more info.

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50 Acres, $40,000 US ($80,000 BZ) 4LL952

Fifty acres of unspoiled jungle property located in the heart of the Cayo District! Featuring ridgeline views of the surrounding area and exceptional homesite throughout makes this a unique real estate offer. A completely off-grid property offering serenity, fresh air, and wide-open spaces to enjoy the beauty of Belize. This impressive area is a great place for a year-round home or weekend getaway. With an affordable land opportunity like this, now is the time to build your hilltop home. Fertile valleys for gardens and orchards and various homesites with expansive views complete the appeal of this exceptional offer. Near the well-known farming community of Spanish Lookout, these 50 acres have access to a wide range of home and farming supplies, industrial equipment as well as daily needed amenities and shopping. The location combined with the stunning views and the eye-catching price creates a valuable opportunity.

23.23 Acres, $35,000 US ($70,000 BZ) 4YL971

Priced Low for a Quick Sale.

Twenty-three acres of untouched real estate in the Young Gyal McRae area. This parcel, rich with thick vegetation and expansive jungle, boasts prime farmland with fertile soil throughout. Being only 2 miles off the Buena Vista feeder road allows this property easy accessibility once cleared and proximity to the farming communities of Buena Vista and La Gracia. The agricultural locality of Spanish Lookout resides about 15 minutes away with access to amenities, supermarkets & hardware stores. A great investment opportunity to own a superb piece of farmland at a reasonable price.

0.42 Acre Lot, $45,000 US ($90,000 BZ) 4SS1001

This lot sits tucked away on a desirable hilltop minutes away from the Twin Towns of San Ignacio & Santa Elena. Currently, in a natural state, the 0.42-acre lot features gently rolling terrain with year-round access via a solid gravel road. The parcel also has access to piped water and electricity and is a stone’s throw from all daily needed amenities and commodities such as restaurants, shopping centers & hardware stores. A short drive from the downtown area and only requiring minor cleaning to get started, this property would make for a stunning homesite. Take advantage of this prime residential property awaiting the discerning buyer for further development!

1/4 Acre Lots, $20,000 US ($40,000 BZ) 4RC607

Priced very low for a quick sale!

Great opportunity for multiple parcels along the Cristo Rey Road. Each property has access to electric and piped water making it perfect for homesite and has potential for commercial. Each property is located along the Cristo Rey road with easy access to the Mountain Pine Ridge and the Caracol Maya Ruin. Individual properties are partially cleared and ready for housing development. San Ignacio Town is less than 10 minutes away offering all amenities including banking services, schools, and stores. First come, First served! Buy Today!

5 Acres, $27,500 US ($55,000 BZ) 4AT989

Price Reduced!

An intriguing opportunity at an investment property in the Society Hall area. This 5-acre parcel sits south of Teakettle Village in the Cayo District. The property is accessible via a solid, gravel road with year-round access and is just a 10-minute drive from the George Price Highway. The entire property is currently covered in vegetation that can be cleared as one sees fit. The acreage hosts fertile soils throughout being in an area popularized for agriculture. The parcel lies less than 1 mile from electricity, making for a blend of both a rural setting and town commodities. Sited just 15 minutes from ATM cave, the proximity to the world-renowned tourist attraction also makes this parcel a compelling investment opportunity. Take advantage of an attractive real estate offering while it lasts!

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Two Bedroom Rental, $1,100 US ($2,200 BZ) 4FS959

Overlooking the vibrant town of Santa Elena and the Macal River Valley, this upstairs rental offers spectacular views and a comfortable atmosphere, easily making for a great family home or shared apartment. The house has a large balcony towards the front perfect for hosting guests or other activities. Along with an open concept kitchen and spacious living room. The home comes fully furnished with air conditioning & TV’s in both bedrooms and living room as well as a home entertainment system. Each room is fitted with its own modern, updated, and spacious bathroom. The house sits on a manicured lawn with available parking space. This package includes all utilities within the rental price of the house.

1 Acre Lot, $17,500 US ($35,000 BZ) 4JM991

A 1-acre homesite sited just over a mile from the George Price Highway!Situated in a peaceful neighborhood, this superb parcel sits on a coveted hillside covered in natural underbrush. The property features stunning views of the countryside and nearby farms, and is a stone’s throw away from the Maya flats Airstrip allowing stellar accessibility. The parcel also has access to piped water and is just 750 ft. from electricity. Being a short drive from downtown San Ignacio, which offers all the daily needed amenities, makes this property a solid investment for a future home. With a competitive price and scenic location, this blank canvas is awaiting the discerning buyer looking for proximity to town, yet avoiding the hustle and bustle of the town life!

1 Acre Lot, $39,900 US ($79,800 BZ) 4MB960

Price Reduced!

An Exceptionally Priced Homesite in the Growing Exurbia of Belmopan City! Located 400 feet off the newly improved entrance to Belmopan and only 1200 feet from the George Price Highway, the exceptional location of this property allows easy travel into the city and beyond via the highway. Cleared and hooked into utilities, the property is an empty canvas awaiting the discerning buyer. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city encapsulated in a rural atmosphere, yet only within minutes of the best amenities, Belmopan has to offer. With a competitive price and a location to match, this homesite is not expected to be on the market for much longer.

1/4 Acre Lots, $7,500 US ($15,000 BZ) 4GB958

Positioned on the outskirts of town with easy access to necessary amenities, this parcel offers all the essentials at an unbeatable price! This quarter-acre plot features an impressive 360° view of the surrounding communities and the Mopan River valley. The lot was cleared at one point and is currently covered with natural undergrowth throughout, an alluring trait for a potential homesite. Also, both electric and water lines are being moved into the area and the property is accessible via a solid dirt road, that requires minimal work. All features make this lot unparalleled to other lots in the neighborhood. Take advantage of this opportunity to own a homesite in a developing part of beautiful Belize!

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0.25 Acre Lots, $25,000 US ($50,000 BZ) 4LC986

A stunning selection of Homesites in one of the Cayo Districts’ most picturesque areas.Located just off the George Price Highway and a five-minute drive from downtown San Ignacio. The community features just over thirty-two half-acre lots perched atop rolling hills and lush verdure with easy access to nearby amenities and utilities. Cassia Homesites offers panoramic views of the Maya Mountains and surrounding countryside while being a stone’s throw away from conveniences such as supermarkets, restaurants, and resorts. The lots are currently in a natural state and are accessible via a year-round gravel road just off the Highway. A superb choice for an excellent investment on the outskirts of the vibrant San Ignacio Town!

0.22 Acre Lot, $7,500 US ($15,000 BZ) 4HS982

An excellent opportunity at homesites on the outskirts of the popular Santa Familia village. The lots are located minutes away from the Mopan River and in proximity to thriving rural communities, and a short drive away from the agricultural hub of Spanish Lookout. These parcels promote peaceful country living in the Cayo district, providing both privacy and accessibility. Each lot is 0.22 of an acre and lies right off the main road, just beyond the village. This is a rapidly developing area with many amenities in its vicinity. The parcels are on high ground away from the river, and cleared, allowing for immediate development. Take advantage of affordable homesites in a popular rural community!

0.89 Acre, $30,000 US ($60,000 BZ) 4SF808

A Choice of Excellent Homesites in the Cayo District. Located north of the Mopan river with views of San Ignacio Town and the Maya Mountains, these exceptional lots offer the peace and quiet of countryside living and a solid investment opportunity. There are a total of four lots each of 900.360 square meters in size and are available in pairs. The lots offer frontage on the main road and are just beyond the village of Santa Familia. Directly across the road is a gated riverfront subdivision and numerous others are located in the nearby vicinity, making this area a thriving expat community with various social activities and interactions. The parcels are high ground and are cleared allowing for immediate construction. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity at this liquidation price!

Home w/ Three Bed, $42,500 US ($85,000 BZ) 4KS969

A great opportunity at a family home in the heart of Santa Elena! This 3 bedroom/1 bathroom fixer-upper with spacious backyard is ideal for a small family home or as a rental income property. The house is approximately 1000 sq. ft. with an attached garage and is set on a town lot, with the concrete structure allowing for the construction of an upper level. Located on a paved street a couple of minutes away from the highway, this property also has easy access to amenities such as restaurants, supermarkets, and schools. There is a fence surrounding the parcel, offering security and privacy, as well as a concrete driveway for a vehicle. Priced low for a quick sale, take advantage of this deal today!

Half Acre, $27,500 US ($55,000 BZ) 4MO930

Stunning corner lot located just minutes from the Twin Towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. Featuring a gently sloping terrain with a few large trees throughout this half acre property has pipe water and electric readily available and awaits to be developed. Situated in a gated subdivision with the Macal River as its western board allows for several outdoor activities such as canoeing, tubing or just enjoying a swim on a warm summer day. Being just off the Cristo Rey Road, this parcel offers the peace and tranquility of off grid living yet having access to all daily needed amenities and commodities. An amazing home investment in beautiful Cayo District awaiting the fortunate new owner.

0.50 Acre, $9,999 US ($19,998 BZ) 4KM933

Unique off-grid development located just a short drive from the captivating Benque Viejo del Carmen. Nestled at the foothills of a private jungle reserve sits 14 stunning road frontage lots. Each lot features its unique terrain allowing one the option to choose the lot or lots that best fits their likes and needs. Furthermore, each landowner will be able to lease additional acreage for organic gardening and have access to nearly 3 miles of hiking trails that meanders around this jungle reserve. Apart from a peaceful hike, these jungle trails offer the chance to see a diversity of wildlife inhabiting the area such as Spider Monkey, Agouti, wild turkeys, and even Jaguars or Tapirs as tracks have been seen in the vicinity. A great location to build a peaceful retreat tucked away but still close enough to take advantage of the amenities that the quaint town of Benque Viejo offers.

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Lot, $50,000 US ($100,000 BZ) 4BL836

Prime lot in Santa Elena’s upcoming commercial area. Own a great property with road frontage and ready to develop in the Cayo District. This property is located along the future bypass of San Ignacio and Santa Elena and only minutes away from the main hub of town. The location alone adds to its value as it is close to everyday amenities. Perfect for a business or commercial venture. Ready for construction with utilities available. A solid investment opportunity to go unchecked!

0.35 Acre, $30,000 US ($60,000 BZ) 4LM926

Tucked away just minutes from downtown San Ignacio in the beautiful Cayo District sits this intriguing real estate offer. Still, in a natural state, the property features over 1,300 Sq. Ft. of building space with piped water being readily available and electric a mere 80 yards away. The property can easily be cleared or under brushed to find the best location to build yet maintaining several trees for shade. Due to the gently rolling terrain, this parcel offers views of the surrounding area and tops it off with stunning sunsets that the evening skies offer. Downtown San Ignacio has all daily needed amenities and the commodities of living in town yet avoiding the busy town buzz. A prime residential property waiting to be developed.

795.226 Sq. M., $47,500 US ($95,000 BZ) 4SR923

Situated minutes from the Capital City of Belize sits this stunning real estate offer. Located just under a hundred yards from the main highway, this town lot features a solid concrete structure that offers a significant head start for a home investment in beautiful Belize. The structure has a living space of approximately 700 Sq. Ft. and was built with an open plan living & dining area, two bedrooms, and a bath. Additionally, this lot has access to all utilities and is in close proximity to Belmopan which offers daily needed amenities while still avoiding the busy highway traffic.

Per Lot, $45,000 US ($90,000 BZ) 4BX916

Located in a newly developed subdivision along the George Price Highway sits 4 high-value lots. Featuring great views and just minutes away from all that downtown San Ignacio has to offer. This gated subdivision comes with all utilities and was named after the ancient Maya site of Xunantunich, which is visible from this community. Developed to offer the commodities of town yet avoiding the busy town buzz and also done so that not only is property value retained but your security and safety are first and foremost. Xunan Vista…the perfect home site to build your dream home on!

Half Acre, $45,000 US ($90,000 BZ) 4XB789

A Great Opportunity to Purchase Your Very Own Piece of Belizean Paradise! Located along the George Price Highway, is an exclusive gated community featuring a total of fifty-two half-acre lots. Named after the ancient Maya archaeological site of Xunantunich, which can be seen from the community, Xunan Vista offers panoramic and breathtaking views of the Maya Mountains and surrounding countryside. Situated only minutes away from downtown San Ignacioto the west, Xunan Vista is a perfectly situated, well-maintained and managed community, where not only is property value retained but your security and safety are first and foremost. Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to your very own piece of tropical paradise at Xunan Vista…the perfect place to build your dream home on! Contact us today for viewing and for more details on our competitive in-house financing options.

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1.23 Acres, $25,000 US ($50,000 BZ) 4EW552

An Exceptional Property located Along the Western Highway. This 1.2 acre parcel is strategically located along the highway about halfway between Belmopan City and the agricultural community of Spanish Lookout. The Belize River is directly across the highway from the property and the property slopes up in the back to offer exceptional views over the surrounding countryside and the river. The entire parcel is under brushed and has a variety of large fruit trees, including mangoes, avocadoes and mamays. With 250 feet of frontage on the highway and the ideal location, this proeprty is a solid investment at a very reasonable price. This is a Rare Offering for a Property with These Features at this Location.

FAQs

Can a US citizen own a home in Belize? ›

Belize is one of the most amenable countries for foreigners looking to buy real estate, as the rights of non-nationals are exactly the same as nationals. Unlike in many other countries, non-nationals can buy a property outright rather than have to settle for a long-term lease with the national government.

Can foreigners own property in Belize? ›

There are no restrictions on noncitizens owning property, no capital gains taxes and low property taxes. The country operates as a member of the British Commonwealth, with English as the primary language, and the Belize currency is fixed 2 to 1 to the dollar, providing a measure of stability to the money market.

Is property cheap in Belize? ›

Belize real estate prices, compared to other Caribbean countries, is by far the most inexpensive. Close proximity to North America is also another compelling factor in choosing Belize as a retirement or vacation real estate investment.

Can you own land in Belize? ›

Yes, foreign nationals can buy land in Belize and the Government of Belize welcomes foreign investment. There are no restrictions on foreign buyers owning land in Belize and foreign buyers enjoy the same rights as Belizean citizens, including the right to purchase beachfront land.

Do you have to pay US taxes if you live in Belize? ›

All US citizens and green card holders who earn a minimum of around $10,000 (or just $400 for self-employed individuals) anywhere in the world are required to file a US federal tax return and pay taxes to the IRS, regardless of where in the world they live or their income is generated.

Do you have to pay property taxes in Belize? ›

Property Taxes in Belize

Belize's property taxes vary but are between 1% and 1.5% of the value of the undeveloped land. In Belize, property taxes outside cities are based on land value rather than the developed value of the property, to encourage development.

How much do you need to live comfortably in Belize? ›

And though Belize's cost of living is comparably lower than that of the U.S., its costs vary per area. However, you may very well be able to survive with a monthly budget between $1,200 and $1,500. But housing and food will play a significant role in your monthly bill.

How much is property tax in Belize? ›

Property taxes in Belize are extremely low—usually spanning from 1 – 1.5 percent. That's amazing, especially if you're enjoying your retirement living in Belize and are on a fixed income and are concerned about the cost of living.

Is it safe to retire in Belize? ›

Is it safe to retire in Belize? Generally Belize is a very safe place for expats to live. As with all countries there are areas you should avoid but the traditional expat loacations of Placencia and Ambergris Caye have very low crime rates compared to Belize City.

Where is the safest place to live in Belize? ›

Areas like the Placencia village, San Pedro and Caye Caulker are considered the safest areas for tourists.

Where do most expats live in Belize? ›

The most popular landing spots for expats in Belize are Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker; the Placencia peninsula; the Corozal district; and the Cayo Region. Some expats are now gravitating as far south as the Toledo District, although you'll find fewer First World amenities there.

What is the best place to live in Belize? ›

Placencia

Placencia is fast becoming Belize's most desirable location as it fronts the gorgeous Caribbean Sea to the east and a resplendent freshwater lagoon, full of wildlife and with a view of the gorgeous Maya mountain chain, to the west.

How much does a house in Belize cost? ›

Belize tends to be less expensive than other Caribbean destinations. House prices range from BZ$294,002 (US$150, 000) to BZ$2,156,011 (US$1,100,000) depending on location. Condominiums range from BZ$280,281 (US$143,000) to BZ$772,244 (US$394,000), according to revealrealestate.com.

How much does it cost to build a house in Belize? ›

The average costs of building a new home in Belize out of concrete block runs anywhere from $60 to $80 US per square foot. Earthbag construction will cost between $20 and $50 per square foot in Belize. An owner-builder can build a basic earthbag structure for as little as $12 US per square foot.

Is Belize a good place to invest? ›

Belize is the perfect example of an untapped market. Idyllic natural landscape, countless leisure and adventure opportunities, very affordable real estate, a push towards first-world tourism infrastructure, and an undersaturated business market. This means huge potential for those willing to invest in the country.

How good is medical care in Belize? ›

Medical care in Belize generally gets a poor grade, but it has been steadily improving in the last few years. Most expat residents say the country needs more healthcare facilities, more specialized physicians and staff, and better equipment.

Can I have dual citizenship in Belize? ›

Dual citizenship is recognized in Belize. You are not required to renounce your previous nationality to become a citizen of Belize.

Is Belize a good tax haven? ›

Belize as a Tax Haven: An Overview

Belize a tax haven in the purest sense. Incorporating offshore companies is totally legal and is fairly simple in Belize. Doing so helps individuals and companies manage their assets, providing them some protection from taxation on earnings from abroad.

What do I need to know about buying property in Belize? ›

How to buy property in Belize
  • STEP 1: Begin the Search. ...
  • STEP 2: Choose a Property to Suit Your Needs. ...
  • Step 4: Make an offer to purchase. ...
  • STEP 4: Negotiate with Seller and Provide a Deposit. ...
  • STEP 5: Hire a Lawyer and do a Title Search Service. ...
  • STEP 6: Sign Purchase Agreement and Pay. ...
  • STEP 7: Pay Stamp Duty.
19 Aug 2014

Can a US citizen move to Belize? ›

You can move freely within the country, open a bank account in Belize and travel in and out of Belize without any restrictions. Best of all, the clock starts running and after 5 years you can apply for full citizenship. Application fees for Permanent Residency vary by nationality, ranging from U.S. $250 to $5,000.

How do I become a resident of Belize? ›

You must live in Belize for 50 consecutive weeks before you can apply for permanent residence. To do this, enter the country on a tourist visa and then renew your visa every 30 days until you reach 50 weeks. At that point, you can submit your application for permanent residence.

What are the disadvantages of living in Belize? ›

4 Drawbacks of Living in Belize — Cons
  • Crime. Belize has one of the highest murder rates in the world at 34 murders per 100K population. ...
  • Poverty. Belize is the 36th most impoverished country in the world, with 41% of its population living below the poverty line. ...
  • Cost of Gas and Imports. ...
  • Healthcare.
15 Nov 2021

Is it cheaper to live in Belize or Costa Rica? ›

Cheaper In Belize

You can live well in Costa Rica for less than at home, but it is no longer a bargain here. Compared with Belize, Costa Rica is actually expensive. You can get by in Costa Rica spending only a little. But you won't be able to live the kind of retirement that you could in Belize.

Is it cheaper to live in Mexico or Belize? ›

Belize is 80.5% more expensive than Mexico.

What is the crime rate in Belize? ›

Belize crime rate & statistics for 2020 was 25.65, a 25.27% decline from 2019. Belize crime rate & statistics for 2019 was 34.33, a 8.04% decline from 2018. Belize crime rate & statistics for 2018 was 37.33, a 1.21% decline from 2017.

What countries have no property tax? ›

Countries With No Property Taxes Where You REALLY Own Your Home
  • EUROPE. MONACO. MALTA. GEORGIA.
  • OCEANIA. FIJI. COOK ISLANDS.
  • CARIBBEAN REGION. CAYMAN ISLANDS. DOMINICA. TURKS & CAICOS.
  • ASIA & THE MIDDLE EAST. SRI LANKA. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. GULF COUNTRIES: BAHRAIN, KUWAIT, OMAN, AND SAUDI ARABIA.
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Where do you pay land taxes in Belize? ›

The Council encourages property owners to either pay their agents or come into our office at 810 Regent Street to pay their property taxes. For those who have not yet received their bill, can visit the office or call and request a copy of their bill to be faxed or emailed to them.

Can you collect Social Security if you live in Belize? ›

Social Security is available for any U.S. citizen, regardless of the country you're currently living in. However, as an expat, you may need to fill out a questionnaire to ensure you're still eligible for benefits.

What is the number 1 place to retire in the world? ›

1. Panama. Not for the first time, Panama tops the list of the world's best places to retire. Located away from Central America's hurricane belt, its warm tropical climate is tempered by breezes from the Pacific Ocean on one coast and the Caribbean Sea on the other.

How much does a couple need to retire in Belize? ›

When it comes to getting a sense for the overall costs of retiring in Belize, Investopedia estimate around $1,700 per month. This is higher than the monthly estimates for a frugal couple, who might only need $1,200 to live a comfortable life.

Is Belize safer than Mexico? ›

More importantly, which country is safer? Belize is safer than Mexico, because the small nation is so dependent on tourism that they have to make strides to keep visitors safe. In truth, each of these nations boasts a stunning landscape, rich history, and friendly people.

Where do black expats live in Belize? ›

The Black Expat: "In Caye Caulker, Belize We Can Live Our Most Joyful, Authentic Lives" Where there is peace, freedom from the harassment that plagues Black communities in the States, and authentic, natural living; Caye Caulker, Belize is a favorite destination for Black expats.

What are the safest cities in Belize? ›

What is the safest part of Belize? Placencia, San Pedro, and Caye Caulker are all considered safer areas for tourists. Belize City can be safe too if you stick to the tourist areas and don't wander off alone – especially not into the Northern part of the city.

Where is the cheapest place to live in Belize? ›

The least expensive areas where expats live in Belize include the Cayo, Corozal, Sittee River/Hopkins, and Punta Gorda. You can find plenty of options to buy acres of land and build a house in the Cayo for under $100,000 and that can get you several acres and a house.

Is Belize good for expats? ›

Belize offers other advantages. As a British Commonwealth country, English is the primary language, making it easy for expats to transition. This little country is also well known for its open-arms attitude toward expats who wish to become residents, or to open a business.

Are there any Walmarts in Belize? ›

You can go to Sam's Club in Mexico, and to many other stores equal to those in the U.S., even Walmart, but not in Belize.

Does it rain every day in Belize? ›

During rainy season precipitation varies in different parts of the country, from rain at night, to storms, but it is rare for there to be a full day of rain at any time of the year. It does tend to rain almost every day in rainy season, but these are short bursts, and generally at night.

Can Americans get mortgages in Belize? ›

Yes, you can get a mortgage on property in Belize. Most banks in the States will not loan to an out-of-country real estate purchase, but there are a few in the region that will finance properties in Lain America. One of the most well known and trusted banks in Belize is Caye International Bank, Ltd.

How long can a US citizen live in Belize? ›

Visa and Residency Options for Expats in Belize

As a citizen of the U.S. or Canada you can stay in Belize for up to one month without a visa. If you want to stay longer you'll need to go to the immigration office for an updated visitor's permit or tourist stamp.

Can a US citizen move to Belize? ›

You can move freely within the country, open a bank account in Belize and travel in and out of Belize without any restrictions. Best of all, the clock starts running and after 5 years you can apply for full citizenship. Application fees for Permanent Residency vary by nationality, ranging from U.S. $250 to $5,000.

How much does a house in Belize cost? ›

Belize tends to be less expensive than other Caribbean destinations. House prices range from BZ$294,002 (US$150, 000) to BZ$2,156,011 (US$1,100,000) depending on location. Condominiums range from BZ$280,281 (US$143,000) to BZ$772,244 (US$394,000), according to revealrealestate.com.

How much is property tax in Belize? ›

Property taxes in Belize are extremely low—usually spanning from 1 – 1.5 percent. That's amazing, especially if you're enjoying your retirement living in Belize and are on a fixed income and are concerned about the cost of living.

How much does it cost to build a house in Belize? ›

The average costs of building a new home in Belize out of concrete block runs anywhere from $60 to $80 US per square foot. Earthbag construction will cost between $20 and $50 per square foot in Belize. An owner-builder can build a basic earthbag structure for as little as $12 US per square foot.

Is Belize a good place to invest in real estate? ›

Belize is the perfect example of an untapped market. Idyllic natural landscape, countless leisure and adventure opportunities, very affordable real estate, a push towards first-world tourism infrastructure, and an undersaturated business market. This means huge potential for those willing to invest in the country.

What are the disadvantages of living in Belize? ›

4 Drawbacks of Living in Belize — Cons
  • Crime. Belize has one of the highest murder rates in the world at 34 murders per 100K population. ...
  • Poverty. Belize is the 36th most impoverished country in the world, with 41% of its population living below the poverty line. ...
  • Cost of Gas and Imports. ...
  • Healthcare.
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Is it cheaper to live in Belize or Costa Rica? ›

Cheaper In Belize

You can live well in Costa Rica for less than at home, but it is no longer a bargain here. Compared with Belize, Costa Rica is actually expensive. You can get by in Costa Rica spending only a little. But you won't be able to live the kind of retirement that you could in Belize.

How much do you need to retire in Belize? ›

How much money do you need to retire in Belize? Belize is not the cheapest place to live in Central America but with the right planning expats can live a better life for less than the U.S. Currently you can live very well in Belize for between $2,875 to $3,075 a month.

Where do most American expats live in Belize? ›

The most popular landing spots for expats in Belize are Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker; the Placencia peninsula; the Corozal district; and the Cayo Region. Some expats are now gravitating as far south as the Toledo District, although you'll find fewer First World amenities there.

How much money do I need to move to Belize? ›

And though Belize's cost of living is comparably lower than that of the U.S., its costs vary per area. However, you may very well be able to survive with a monthly budget between $1,200 and $1,500. But housing and food will play a significant role in your monthly bill. Below, we take a closer look at those options.

Where is the best place to live in Belize? ›

Placencia

Placencia is fast becoming Belize's most desirable location as it fronts the gorgeous Caribbean Sea to the east and a resplendent freshwater lagoon, full of wildlife and with a view of the gorgeous Maya mountain chain, to the west.

Where is the safest place to live in Belize? ›

Areas like the Placencia village, San Pedro and Caye Caulker are considered the safest areas for tourists.

Where is the cheapest place to live in Belize? ›

The least expensive areas where expats live in Belize include the Cayo, Corozal, Sittee River/Hopkins, and Punta Gorda. You can find plenty of options to buy acres of land and build a house in the Cayo for under $100,000 and that can get you several acres and a house.

What is the average income in Belize? ›

Overall salaries can vary from different sectors, and those involving services to foreigners tend to offer higher salaries. The average salary in Belize is around 800 USD per month.

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