Belize is a country which is expensive to visit. It's the most expensive out of the Central American countries.
With an exchange rate of roughly £1GBP = $2.85BZD or $1USD = $2BZD we weren’t going to get much bang for our buck. It is just as cheap to eat out as it was to go to a super market and buy food in, which we discovered early on. This is why both costs are roughly the same.
If you need any toiletries, sun screen or bug spray buy these before you arrive. They will cost you around $25-$30BZD each per item (around £10GB/$15USD). The border crossing costs were mainly down to the import fees of the vehicle, although the $37.50BZD departure tax should not be forgotten.
Fuel in Belize is incredibly expensive comparable to the average wage. It costs roughly double here to fill up than it does in the USA.
Here we encountered having to pay out for additional transportation to the islands and also required accommodation on the Cayes.
Budget hotels or beach cabanas can be found for approximately $50BZD per night. If you are going off-season then try the hotels before the hostels. The hostels are busy all year round but the hotels slash their prices for far superior accommodation. This is worth while especially if there are more than 1 of you travelling.
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