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Price Sampler: What Things Costs in Belize

Here’s a sampler of costs for common items in Belize. All prices are
shown here in U.S. dollars. As in other countries, prices for many
items vary depending on where and when you buy them.

Transportation
Gallon of regular unleaded gas: $2.75 (price fluctuates and varies
slightly by area)
Gallon of diesel fuel: $2.65
Bus fare from Belize City to San Ignacio: $2.50 regular, $3 express
Water taxi from Belize City to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye: $10
One-way adult airfare from Belize City municipal airport to Placencia: $80
One-way adult airfare from Belize City municipal airport to San Pedro: $35
Taxi fare within Belize City: $3--$5

Utilities/Telecommunications
1-kilowatt hour of current (electricity): $0.21
"Current" (electrical service) for 1000 KW monthly: $210
Installation of residential telephone: $50 plus $100 deposit ($500 if
you are not a Belizean citizen or permanent resident)
Monthly charge for residential telephone: $10
10-minute call from Corozal to Belize City: $1
10-minute daytime call to U.S.: $8
DSL Internet access: $50 to $200 a month
Digital cellular service: $50 for 250 anytime minutes (incoming calls
are free) plus 30 text messages
Water and sewer service: $10--$30+ (varies by area)
Butane, 100-pound tank, delivered: $40 (varies by area)
Bottled water, delivered: $2.50/gallon
"Dirt" (trash) pick-up: Free to $10 a month (varies by area)

Staples in Grocery Stores (Prices Vary by Store)
Red beans: $0.60 per pound
Coffee (Belizean, Gallon Jug): $8 per pound
Milk: $2.25 1/2 gallon
Ground steak (lean ground beef): $1.50 per pound
Pork chops: $2 per pound
Chicken: $1.50 per pound
Loaf of white bread: $1 (whole wheat $2.50-$3)
Corn tortillas, freshly made: $0.02--$0.04 each
Bananas: 10 to 20 for $1
Avocados (pears): 6 for $1 (varies seasonally)
Flour, bulk, 1 lb.: $1.50
Onions: $0.60 per pound (varies seasonally)
Soft drink, Coca-Cola, 12 oz.: $0.50 - 0.75 each
Local rum, liter: $7 - $12
Sugar: $0.20 per pound
Crackers (Premium Saltines): $3.32
Cigarettes, Independence local brand: $3 a pack
Canned soup (Campbell’s Chicken Noodle): $1.80
Cereal (Raisin Bran): $5
Cooking oil (1-2-3 brand from Mexico), 1/2 liter: $1.75

Household Items
Mennonite-made wood dining table: $175
Music CD (pirated): $5
Whirlpool 12,000 BTU air-conditioner: $700
Panasonic 1350 watt microwave: $165
Mabe (Mexican) frost-free 16 cubic foot refridgerator: $675
Small home appliances at Mirab, Courts, Brodies or other stores: about
25% to 50%  more than prices in the U.S.

Entertainment
Fish and beans and rice at local restaurant, Hopkins: $4
Fish, French fries and cole slaw dinner, San Pedro: $12
Lobster dinner at nice restaurant, Belize City: $30
Movie theater ticket, Princess, Belize City: $8.50
Rum drink at bar, Placencia: $3
Belikin beer at bar in Cayo:  $2.50

Shelter Costs
Rent for simple two-bedroom house in Corozal Town: $200 to $400
Rent for modern two-bedroom apartment in San Pedro: $800 to $1,800
Cost to build a reinforced concrete home: $40 to $100 per sq. ft.,
finished out moderately
Small concrete house and lot in Belmopan or Cayo: $30,000 to $100,000
Modern three-bedroom house and beachview lot in Consejo: $145,000
Two-bedroom condo on Ambergris Caye: $200,000 to $600,000

Medical Care
Office visit, private physician: $25
Teeth cleaning, private dentist: $40
Root canal and crown, private dentist: $250 - $500

Building Supplies
50# bag of cement: $6 to $7
"Prefab" Mennonite House, 800 sq. ft, set up on your lot, $16,000

Lan Sluder, BelizeFirst.com


2009 Grocery shopping price comparison between San Pedro Belize – Prescott AZ and Laguna Beach California…..

San Pedro $20.75 -  Almonds 2lbs bag
Arizona $7.00 -  Almonds 2lbs bag
California $24.99 – 4 lbs

San Pedro $14.13 -  Sliced almonds 2lb bag
Arizona $8.50 -  Sliced almonds 2lb bag
California n/a

San Pedro $8.82 – Container of parmesan 1lb
Arizona $7.50 – Container of parmesan 1lb
California $7.88 – 1.5 lb

San Pedro$18.48 – Cold pressed olive oil 2 liter
Arizona $25.99 – Cold pressed olive oil 2 liter
California $14.68 – 2 liter (x2 = 4 liter total)

San Pedro$6.13 – Sue Bee Clover honey 24 oz
Arizona $9.00 – Sue Bee Clover honey 24 oz
California $9.97 – 80 oz

San Pedro$13.63 – Jiff peanut butter 2lb jar
Arizona $5.25 – Jiff peanut butter 2lb jar
California $5.15 – 2 lb

San Pedro $15.83 Skippy peanut butter 3lb jar
Arizona $10.99  Skippy peanut butter for two 40 oz jars
California $7.88 – 80 oz

San Pedro$14.25 – Peter Pan creamy peanut butter big jar
Arizona $4.80 – Peter Pan creamy peanut butter big jar 2 lb
California n/a

San Pedro $14.45 Apple Sauce 3lb jar
Arizona $4.59 Apple Sauce 3lb jar
California $7.09 (4 jars x 3lbs each)

San Pedro $7.23 Smuckers jam 2 lb jar
Arizona $4.89 Smuckers jam 2 lb jar
California $5.38 – 4 lb jar

San Pedro $4.37 – Crest Calcident toothpaste
Arizona $3.50 – Crest Calcident toothpaste
California n/a

San Pedro $7.38 – Ginger snaps  $7.25 and $8.67
Arizona $2.99 – 1 lb Ginger snaps cookies
California $3.99 – (16 oz box)

San Pedro $29.38 – 20 giant rolls Charmin
Arizona $35.75 – 20 giant rolls Charmin
California $17.88 – 36 big rolls

San Pedro$8.73 – 6 giant rolls Charmin
Arizona $8.99 – 6 giant rolls Charmin
California $8.86  – 8 big rolls

San Pedro $10.93 – 12 double rolls Quilted Northern
Arizona $8.99 – 12 double rolls Quilted Northern
California n/a

San Pedro $12.63 – Ensure powder
Arizona $10.50 – Ensure powder  -  14 oz can
California n/a

San Pedro $24.97 – Folders ground coffee 3 lb
Arizona $8.78 – Folders ground coffee 3 lb
California $8.50 – 3lbs

San Pedro $32.98 – Kona coffee beans 2lb
Arizona $33.99 – Pure Kona coffee beans 2lb
California n/a

San Pedro $18.18 – Blue Mountain 2lb
Arizona $60.00 – Pure Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans 2lb
California n/a

San Pedro $18.18 – Maxwell House coffee 12 oz
Arizona $3.79 – Maxwell House coffee 12 oz
California $8.99

San Pedro $14.25 – 1 box equal sugar subst   200 pkts
Arizona $7.00 – 1 box equal sugar substitute 200 pkts
California $11.97 -  (800 pkts)

San Pedro$ 18.75 – Extra virgin olive Oil 1 liter
Arizona $ 5.99 – Extra virgin olive Oil 1 liter
California $ 5.99 – Extra virgin olive Oil 1 liter

San Pedro $29.63 – Extra Virgin Organic  olive oil 1.5 liter
Arizona $11.00 – Extra Virgin Organic olive oil 1.5 liter
California $18.78 – 2 liter

San Pedro $18.15 – Mazola Corn Oil 1.89 liter
Arizona $7.99 – Mazola Corn Oil 1.89 liter
California $7.78 – 2 liters

San Pedro $7.38 – Johnson’s baby oil 14 oz
Arizona $2.99 – Johnson’s baby oil 14 oz
California $4.29 – 14 oz

San Pedro $16.48 – Dove go fresh body wash 24 oz
Arizona $3.95 – Dove go fresh body wash 24 oz
California $10.88 – 48 oz

San Pedro $12.63 – Vaseline body Lotion 20.3 oz
Arizona $8.84 – Triple pack at Sam’s Club  – Vaseline body Lotion 20.3 oz
California $8.84 – (3 x 20 oz each) 3 pak

San Pedro $6.68 – Listerine mouthwash 500 ml
Arizona $4.08 – Listerine mouthwash 500 ml
California$9.88 – (2 x 1.5 liters) 2 pak

San Pedro $12.17 – Scope White 946 ml
Arizona $7.65 – Scope White 946 ml
California $8.87 – (2 x 1.5 liters) 2 pak

San Pedro $12.98 – Scope Citrus 1 liter
Arizona  $14.00 – Triple pack of  Scope Citrus 1 liter
California $8.87  (2 x 1.5 liters) 2 pak

San Pedro $8.53 – 6 pk of scotch brite heavy duty sponges
Arizona $6.48 – 6 pack of scotch brite heavy duty sponges
California $6.88 – (20 pak)

San Pedro $27.43 – Kirkland balsamic vinegar 1 liter
Arizona $9.00 – Kirkland balsamic vinegar 1 liter
California $8.99 – 1 liter

San Pedro $8.78 – A1 steak sauce 10 oz
Arizona $4.99 – A1 steak sauce 10 oz
California $7.88 -1 5 oz – 2 pak

San Pedro  $9.30 – Charcoal briquettes 7.2 lb or $4.82 – 4.5lb bag
Arizona $8.50 – Charcoal briquettes 7.2 lb
California n/a

San Pedro $16.44 – Arm & Hammer supr scp clumping cat litter
Arizona $11.99 – Arm & Hammer super scoop clumping cat litter
California $14.38 – (40 lbs)

San Pedro $16.18 – Pedigree puppy food 8.8lb bag
Arizona $12.29 – Pedigree puppy food 8.8lb bag
California $23.52 ( 52 lbs bag)

San Pedro $14.23 – Whiskas meat selection 6.6lbs bag
Arizona $10.29 – Whiskas meat selection 6.6lbs bag
California $7.99 – 6.6 lbs bag

San Pedro $ 8.62 – Rice crackers 18 oz
Arizona $ 5.79 – Rice crackers 18 oz
California n/a

San Pedro $ 7.95 – Granola 1/2 lb
Arizona $ 3.99 – Granola for a full lb
California n/a

San Pedro $9.00 – Blueberries frozen bag
Arizona $5.19 – Blueberries frozen bag
California $4.49  – 16 oz  (both cherries and blueberries)

San Pedro $8.53 – Deluxe mixed nuts 10 oz
Arizona $3.98 –Deluxe mixed nuts
California n/a

San Pedro $9.08 – Special k cinnamon pecan 12.5 oz box
Arizona $4.29 – Special k cinnamon pecan 12.5 oz box
California $7.57 – (37 oz) box

San Pedro $6.28 – lite cherry pie filling 4 oz
Arizona $2.19 – lite cherry pie filling 20 oz
California $4.39 – (21 oz can)

San Pedro $8.15 – more fruit pie filling 4 oz
Arizona $2.19 – more fruit pie filling 20 oz
California n/a

San Pedro Belize $9.43 – more fruit blueberry 4 oz
Arizona $1.99 – fresh blueberries 6 oz
California n/a

San Pedro $28.85 – Kirkland almonds 3lb bag
Arizona $14.99 – Kirkland almonds 3lb bag                              California $24.99 – 4 lbs BAG  (kirkland)

San Pedro $ 27.48 – Clorox liquid laundry soap 5.04 liter/64 loads
Arizona $ 13.49 – Clorox liquid laundry soap or 64 loads
California n/a

San Pedro $24.70 – Gain liquid laundry soap 2.95 liter /48 loads
Arizona $9.99 – Gain liquid laundry soap  48 loads
California $17.10  – (110 loads)

San Pedro $8.85 – ultra cheer 25 loads
Arizona $5.99 – ultra cheer 2x 25 loads
California $6.99 – ( 25 loads)

San Pedro $13.75 – Tide 2x Ultra 1.47 liter or 32 loads
Arizona $7.99 – Tide 2x Ultra 32 loads
California $20.02  – (110 loads)

San Pedro $9.98 – wd40 12 oz can
Arizona $4.47 – wd40 12 oz can
California  $8.53 – (2 x 12 oz cans) 2 pak

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