Belize City

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
222/265
Details
Large apartment$730.00
Medium apartment$530.00
Small apartment$330.00

Cost of Living

N/A
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$2.40
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$2.00
Bread$0.63
Lunch$4.60
Monthly fitness club membership$31.00
Monthly public transport$43.00
Movie ticket$7.50

Startups

2
250/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Startup climate scene [score]0.32
Startups [score]0.21
Total number of startups7

Venture Capital

N/A
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Travel Connectivity

1
254/265
Details
Airport hub23
Airport hub [score]0.18

Commute

N/A
Details

Business Freedom

3
250/263
Details
Business freedom63.30
Business freedom [score]0.42
Freedom from corruption6.70
Freedom from corruption [score]0.10
Lack of labor restrictions60.30
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.46
Time to open a business43.00
Time to open a business [score]0.50

Safety

6
203/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.25
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents10
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.58
Lack of guns [score]0.95
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.77

Healthcare

6
222/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.83
Healthcare quality [score]0.61
Life expectancy (years)70.14
Life expectancy [score]0.21

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

3
236/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.42
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.35
Urban greenery [score]0.34

Economy

3
221/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area2.01
Currency for urban areaBZD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.55
GDP per capita$8247.73
GDP per capita [score]0.15

Taxation

7
33/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.77
Income tax level [score]0.62
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes147
VAT (Sales Tax)0.13

Internet Access

3
211/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)14.94
Internet access (download) [score]0.37
Internet access (upload) [score]0.28
Upload speed (Mbps)5.78

Leisure & Culture

1
262/264
Details
Art galleries1
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas [score]0.10
Comedy clubs [score]0.10
Concert venues1
Concerts [score]0.10
Historical sites3
Historical sites [score]0.12
Museums2
Museums [score]0.10
Performing art venues1
Performing arts [score]0.10
Sport venues2
Sports [score]0.10
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.27

Tolerance

6
203/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index58.51
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.58
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.56

Outdoors

1
257/265
Details
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)5.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Housing costs (USD)

$670$780
$730
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$31
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$200
Monthly public transport$43
Lunch$5
-51%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Belize City are above average. For this job type, Belize City ranks 132nd for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Belize City.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$41,405
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

10
Guns per 100 people
15.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Belize City in position 240 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Belize City

Population of Belize City

61,500
41 /km²
263/264
Density (people per unit of area)
13%
Growth in 2015-2020
Belize City

Demographics of Belize

Median age
22
Elderly people
4%
Life expectancy at birth
69
GDP per capita (in USD)
$8,248
241/262
Unemployment
13%
239/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
English

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Monsoon

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Belize City

Belize City is the largest city in Belize. It is on a small peninsula protruding into the Caribbean Sea. It was the capital city until flooding and other damage from a hurricane in 1961 prompted the government to relocated to Belmopan, closer to the geographic center of the country.

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (IATA: BZE) is in Belize City. It is about 30 minutes drive from Belize City centre. The best way to get to and from the city centre is by taxi. Although an airport bus service exists, it is very infrequent and unreliable. BZE is served by most major US airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Air) and a couple of regional carriers (Honduras, Maya, and Tropic).

Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association and San Pedro Belize Express have boats going out to Caye Caulker and San Pedro Town from the city often. Both companies have terminals in the city centre close to the swing bridge. Remember if you buy a round-trip ticket, you will have to use the same company going back as you took going there.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Belize
137th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

107th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

54th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

139th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

154th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

83rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

108th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

151st

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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