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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Independence, they said...

"Before retiring in Independence, expats should know that the official language is English, which can make the transition easier for those from English-speaking countries. The cost of living is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it's important to have a clear understanding of your budget and financial situation. Healthcare in Belize is generally good, but it may not be up to the standard of more developed countries. Expats should ensure they have adequate health insurance that covers medical evacuation, as serious conditions may require treatment abroad. The climate in Belize is tropical, with a wet and dry season, and it can be quite hot and humid. Expats should be prepared for this and consider how it might affect their health and lifestyle. Belizean culture is a mix of influences from the Mayan, Creole, Mestizo, and Garifuna people. Expats should take the time to learn about and respect these cultures. While Belize is generally safe, there is some crime, particularly in larger cities. Expats should take standard precautions to protect themselves and their property. The immigration process can be complex and time-consuming. It's recommended to hire a local attorney to help navigate the process. Finally, while Belize offers a lot of natural beauty, with beaches, rainforests, and reefs, it's also prone to natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. Expats should consider this when choosing where to live and ensure they're prepared for these events," said another expat in Independence, Belize.

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