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"The cost of living in Belize is generally quite reasonable, especially when compared to its surrounding countries. Depending on the city and lifestyle, the cost of rent can vary from relatively low to quite expensive. Utility bills, transportation costs, and food items generally tend to be quite affordable as Belize has lower costs for imports than other countries in Central America. Additionally, many goods are locally produced and therefore even cheaper," commented one expat who made the move to Belize.

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"Since we are debt free, and the property taxes are unbelievably low, we are primarily able to live just on our Social Security (about $3,000 U.S. per month). Again, however, we do not spend excessively on sightseeing or dining out. We love living a quiet life at a slow pace," remarked another expat in Hopkins Village, Belize.

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