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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 01, 2023

Summary: People describe San Ignacio, Belize as a vibrant, friendly, and culturally diverse city. Expats love the laid-back atmosphere, the abundance of outdoor activities, and the affordability of living in San Ignacio. The weather in San Ignacio is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment can range from $600 to $800 USD per month. The approximate population of San Ignacio is around 20,000 people.

What do I need to know about living in San Ignacio?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to San Ignacio, they said:

"Before retiring in San Ignacio, expats should be aware that the cost of living is relatively low compared to other countries. It is important to research the local laws and regulations to ensure that all necessary paperwork is in order. Additionally, expats should be aware that the local language is English, but Spanish is also widely spoken. It is also important to research the local healthcare system and ensure that adequate medical coverage is in place. Finally, expats should be aware that the climate in San Ignacio is tropical, with hot and humid summers and mild winters," said one expat who made the move to San Ignacio.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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