Belize City

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
29/263
Details
Large apartment$648.08
Medium apartment$483.66
Rent index [score]0.95
Small apartment$319.23

Cost of Living

6
104/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$2.70
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$3.80
Bread$0.39
Inflation [score]0.58
Lunch$3.80
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$43.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$38.11

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 startups6

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
252/260
Details
Airport hub21
Airport hub [score]0.16

Commute

N/A
Details

Business Freedom

3
246/259
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]0.51

Safety

6
193/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.27
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
218/260
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
231/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.41
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.41
Urban greenery [score]0.34

Economy

3
215/258
Details
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
32/260
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
221/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)12.94
Internet access (download) [score]0.32
Internet access (upload) [score]0.26
Upload speed (Mbps)5.49

Leisure & Culture

1
260/263
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]0.15
Museums2
Museums [score]0.10
Performing art venues1
Performing arts [score]0.10
Sport venues2
Sports [score]0.10
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.24

Tolerance

7
61/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index70.43
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.72
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.74

Outdoors

1
252/260
Details
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)5.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Belize City are in the 104th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$384$584
$484
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$200
Monthly public transport$43
Lunch$4
-44%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Belize City are above average. For this job type, Belize City ranks 64th for salaries among 264 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)

$64,084
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 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Belize City

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Legal

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) as well as a couple 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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