Belize apartments are the most common types of property to live in when you move here. Apartments are available in just about any size and style you are interested in. Choose those that will provide you with the best fit for your lifestyle. If you decide to live in one of the country’s designated retirement locations, you will find a more limited amount of options.
Belize apartments range widely in cost, mainly based on where you choose to live and what amenities you are looking for. If you were to find an apartment in Belize City, you will pay about $1000 a month for an average size location.
On the other hand, if you looked for a house in Ladyville, which is just a bit farther from the ocean, you will be able to rent it for about $150 to $200 a month. You may spend up to $300 a month on a three bedroom apartment here.
The apartment can be furnished or unfurnished. You can actually have most of your items from the States shipped to you if you do not want to purchase new furnishings for your new home. This is costly, though.
Most apartments in Belize will feature one or two bedrooms (though three bedrooms are found in some houses) as well as a kitchen area, a living space and a bathroom. You can get internet access in your apartment, but this likely will not be something already available to you. Rather, you would need to contact the providers, especially in smaller locations. On option is Belize Telecommunications LTD which does most of the communications including cell and ground lines in the country.
The key to pricing out the cost of living in Belize in terms of housing is not an easy task. A rule of thumb to remember is that the closer you are to the beaches, the more you will pay. Try and stay out of the tourism industry as you could end up paying as much as $2000 a month on an apartment in this region. The country is small and driving or getting from place to place is not difficult. A short thirty minute drive will keep you close enough to the attractions to enjoy them but far enough away to save a substantial amount of money.
Belize apartments will meet most of your Western standards, though with a bit of rough around the edges. Depending on where you decide to live, you may find a very modern apartment to move into.