What’s especially great about Belize as opposed to more developed nations like the United States, Canada, or the countries of Western Europe is the level of luxury that you can afford with even a modest budget. The cost of living in Belize is significantly lower, and that’s true around the board. The fact that quality homes can be bought even in the most high demand regions of Belize for $200,000 should perk up the ears of both investors and aspiring retirees, but the latter will love the fact that the overall cost of living is also significantly lower. Consumer prices are over 30% lower, and you can expect to pay about half the price at a Belizean restaurant than you would in America. If you’re looking to live on a fixed income, your dollar will get you much further in Belize than it would in America.
But many people considering the opportunity would question whether their standard of living would be lower. That’s not the case. Belize is a developed country with most of the major amenities you’d expect in North America or Europe, and luxury gated communities like Cerros Sands offer much the same experience that you’d find back home. If you’re worried about experiencing culture shock, don’t be. Direct flights to Belize make it easy for friends and family to come visit you, and English is widely spoken throughout the country.
The thing about Belizeans is that they prescribe to a culture that’s more in touch with the simpler things. Fresh seafood, mangos, avocados, and other delicious foods are available in abundance at the local markets, and organic foods are the exception rather than the rule. Many locals and expats manage to get around on bikes or golf carts rather than cars, and the Belizean government has taken strong measures to ensure that the natural beauty of the country is preserved for generations to come.
If you’re curious, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Cerros Sands. We offer houses and condos where Americans, Canadians, and Europeans will feel right at home, and we even offer plots of land so you can build the house of your dreams. With that extra purchasing power, you won’t have to make the same sort of sacrifices you’d need to back home.