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An Expat Talks about Moving to Belize City, Belize

Submitted by BelizeExpat

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Belize City

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Three things I wish I had brought: Brie Cheese, More Sam's Clubs oscillating fans and more gorilla glue( works great here!)

Things I should have left at home: high heels, vcr tapes and tools (we can get any type of tool here!)

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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Do you research, feel free to contact me at macarenarose@gmail.com - I am now the Relocation Expert for Belize- not all info is the same, best to get it straight from the beginning ! See this video on Why Belize- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDiKKNXQuLo

Belize is Everything to some People- I am ONE of these, are you ?

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

2 story home, cement- and is common for expats and locals alike-

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

I choose the San Ignacio area as it has the best local downtown, expats and locals mix well together, the folks are so friendly and the Expats are like my other family ! I found my home, thru Rainforest Realty www.rainforestrealty.com

Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

MUCH LOWER! Property taxes are around 30 dollars a year!!! Car insurance is less than 150 a year! WOW!!

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Mar 9, 2012 06:08

How much to rent a two bedroom apartment with air conditioning?

Apr 29, 2014 18:50

I will be making a trip there at the end of May, 2014 with the goal of looking around to see if I could live there. Drs gave me the Malaria and Typhoid drugs to take (which I haven't yet) Based on your experience, are these necessary? Should I be vaccined for anything?

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