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Ambergris Caye, Belize

Real Estate in The Cayes, Belize

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jan 04, 2023

Summary: People living in The Cayes, Belize offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in The Cayes? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in The Cayes?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I lucked out with a bit of alone research. I found a listing on a Belizean rental site. The apt ended up being in the suburb area, for a 1 bedroom that ended up costing the same price as rent in the center of town and other parts of town usually where the locals live," explained one person living in San Pedro, Belize.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in The Cayes?

"1 bedroom apt. Washer/Dryer, Internet. A couple of steps away from the beach. Living on an island [Ambergris Caye], you are NEVER to far from the beach. Yes, several expats live in the suburb type area," remarked another foreigner who made the move to San Pedro.

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What is the average cost of housing in The Cayes?

If you are thinking about moving to The Cayes, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Lower. Average cost with some amenities is $400 US, I also have heard that for that price or a little more you can rent a whole house instead," explained one expat living in San Pedro, Belize.

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What appliances are typically included in a rental?

We asked foreigners in The Cayes what appliances are typically included in a rental, and, if there is anything else included or not included that a newcomer would not expect. Replies included:

"Typically the kitchen is fully setup, the appliances are included, washer and dryer are included," explained one expat in San Pedro.

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About the Author

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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