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What is the common currency in Belize?
Viewed 23623 times since Wed, Dec 20, 2006
 US $1 = BZ $2. U.S. currency is accepted throughout San Pedro. Most hotels quote rates in U.S. dollars. Local currency is the Belize Dollar. U.S. dollars should be exchanged directly in purchasing goods and services, as banks will charge a fee ... Read More
I would love to know costs of services from locals living on Ambergris. Please give all price in Belize dollars.
Viewed 22991 times since Wed, Dec 6, 2006
WHAT THINGS COST IN BELIZEBelize doesn't have a cost of living. It has several costs of living.The traditional view is that Belize is the most expensive countryin Central America, yet one of the least expensive in theCaribbean. While there's truth to... Read More
What’s the best way to get cash on AC if you run out?
Viewed 17506 times since Wed, Apr 1, 2009
You can use a credit card to get a draw from a local bank. They give you cash and charge against your credit card. Read More
How do you open an Offshore Bank account in Belize?
Viewed 13137 times since Fri, May 16, 2014
It seems that Belize is most popular for two reasons, one, the Great Blue Hole and two, Offshore Banking. At least that’s what I often get when I introduce myself to strangers in the US or Canada. Here’s how it usually goes: “Oh you... Read More
The Top 11 Reasons to Invest in Belize
Viewed 12403 times since Wed, Nov 6, 2013
Stability Belize has a stable, democratic government, the economy in Belize is stable and balanced, the currency is pegged to the US dollar, the legal system is based on the British legal framework, and Belize is still an independent member of the Br... Read More
What are the legal steps to starting a business in Belize?
Viewed 10772 times since Fri, May 23, 2014
Few people would disagree that Belize must increase its rate of economic growth more dramatically, and in a sustainable way. One of the obvious ways in which Belize can do that is by encouraging entrepreneurship. Beltraide, through its Small Business... Read More
How do i pay my property taxes? I have not received notice of them being due.
Viewed 10505 times since Wed, Oct 17, 2007
You can write, call (501-226-2198) or email ( to the San Pedro Town Board, give them the lot number and  subdivision name. Read More
Belize Money
Viewed 9343 times since Tue, May 29, 2012
Since Belize currency and spending options is often a subject that comes up around peoples travel plans I decided to include some basic information on Belize money. Belize uses the Belize Dollars it’s main currency, also referred to as $BZ / $B... Read More
What is the amount of Belize’s total national debt?
Viewed 7710 times since Fri, Oct 28, 2011
As of March 2011, Belize’s total national debt (both external and domestic) was U.S. $1.0156 billion, an amount equivalent to approximately 75.3% of GDP Read More
Accounting Records (Maintenance) Act 2013
Viewed 7029 times since Tue, Nov 12, 2013
Belize has recently passed the Accounting Records (Maintenance) Act in a bid to improve the country’s legal and regulatory framework. In accordance with the Act, every entity shall keep its accounting records at any of the following locations: ... Read More
What are the Basic Expenses in Belize Retirement?
Viewed 6030 times since Fri, Nov 29, 2013
Belize is a sanctuary preferred by different retirees. Many residents have fallen in love with this place and they do exclaim their happy life by showing pictures of their tropical life. Retirement in Belize may be the best option to choose but befor... Read More
When I am looking at lodging rates on the internet. Are they in Belizean dollars or American dollars?
Viewed 4144 times since Mon, Aug 17, 2015
It depends on the resort. Their rates pages should say, most use US$. Read More