Travel Budget for Belize City Visit Belize City on a Budget or Travel in Style

Belize City, Belize District, Belize

How much does it cost to travel to Belize City?

You should plan to spend around $88 (BZ$177) per day on your vacation in Belize City. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $27 (BZ$55) on meals
  • $5.81 (BZ$12) on local transportation
  • $98 (BZ$197) on hotels

A one week trip to Belize City for two people costs, on average, $1,231 (BZ$2,478). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Belize City cost?

A one week trip to Belize City usually costs around $615 (BZ$1,239) for one person and $1,231 (BZ$2,478) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Belize City on average costs around $1,231 (BZ$2,478) for one person and $2,461 (BZ$4,957) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Belize City will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Belize City on average costs around $2,637 (BZ$5,311) for one person and $5,275 (BZ$10,622) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Belize City has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Belize City expensive to visit?

Prices in Belize City are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Central America, Belize City is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Panama City or San Jose.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Belize City Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Belize City?

The average Belize City trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Belize City travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) BZ$197 ($98)
Local Transportation 1 BZ$12 ($6)
Food 2 BZ$55 ($27)
Entertainment 1 BZ$59 ($29)
Tips and Handouts 1 BZ$2 - 6 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 BZ$12 - 36 ($6 - 18)
Accommodation Budget in Belize City
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Belize City is $49 (BZ$99). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Belize City is $98 (BZ$197). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Belize City

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Belize City based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $96. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Belize City
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Belize City is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $5.81 (BZ$12) per person, per day, on local transportation in Belize City.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Belize City
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Rental Cars in Belize City
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Food Budget in Belize City
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Belize City can vary, the average cost of food in Belize City is $27 (BZ$55) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Belize City should cost around $11 (BZ$22) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Belize City is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Belize City
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  • Entertainment and activities in Belize City typically cost an average of $29 (BZ$59) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Belize City
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Belize City is $1.95 (BZ$3.93) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Belize City is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Belize City
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  • The average person spends about $12 (BZ$24) on alcoholic beverages in Belize City per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Belize City
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  • On average, people spend $1.30 (BZ$2.61) on bottled water in Belize City per day. The public water in Belize City is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Belize City On a Budget
Belize City Belize City
Belize City is the largest city in Belize. It was once the capital of the country, but due to massive hurricane damage in 1961, the country decided to relocate it capital. With a population of 57,000 people, Belize City is located right at the mouth of the Haulover Creek.

This gorgeous tropical city experiences a monsoon climate – meaning there are warm and humid conditions throughout the course of the year. There is a wet season from May to January, so plan for a little bit of rain in that time.
To ensure you see everything this gorgeous city has to offer, catch a guided tour. You'll see the scenery, learn about the culture, history and architecture, and grab lunch among some of the island's most historical buildings. You can take these tours by foot, van, or horse and carriage – if you're feeling fancy.

If you're more interested in visiting the animals of the island than the sights, head over to the Belize Zoo. This family-friendly zoo, isn't like the other zoos you've visited. The Belize Zoo only houses rescued animals native to the island. You won't feel uncomfortable watching big animals in tiny cages here. This zoo lets their animals roam free in large areas that replicate their natural homes. Spend an afternoon here and learn more about conservation and wildlife rehabilitation.

Another great spot for animal lovers is the Crooke Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Approximately thirty miles from Belize City, this spot is perfect for those who particularly love birds and fish. This area is a refuge for thousands of migratory and native birds. This sanctuary is located on the marshland so expect a large number of wetland birds.

To see one of the island's most preserved colonial buildings, take a tour of The Government House. It was once a place for foreign dignitaries to stay, and now it serves a house of culture for the area. Take a tour and see the vintage furniture and historical documents.
Belize city juts out Eastward into the sea at the tip of a peninsula. The old town and most of the interesting sights sit at the far Eastern end of this small piece of land surrounded by the sea. Boats to various islands off the coast can be hired on the shore or in the small river that runs through the center of the town.

The airport is at the north side of the peninsula, near St. John's College.

Off the shore and directly East are multiple Cayes and islands, some large, some small.

If you'd like to escape the tourism of the city, spend an afternoon in Old Belize. In this popular location you'll find an old marina full of yachts, a man made beach, zipline, and waterfall all ready for you to tackle.

Another popular activity just outside of Belize City is Goff's Caye. This is the perfect spot to spend the day eating a lobster picnic, drinking rum punch, and enjoying the underwater life. An afternoon of snorkeling gives visitors a memorable experience interacting with countless species of fish and colorful corals.

But if you're really ready for some snorkeling action, you'll want to visit Hol Can Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Here you'll see stunning coral gardens, and spend time with sea turtles, nurse sharks, stingrays and dozens of colorful fish.

One of the most popular excursions in the whole of Belize is cave tubing. It's an intriguing mix off swimming and cave exploring, and is a welcome trip for anyone looking for a unique adventure.

By far, one of the most amazing excursions you can find is just outside of Belize City. The Actun Tunichil Muknal is a cave and Mayan archaeological site. Your guided tour involves a journey through the jungle and rivers to the entrance of the cave. Once there, you have to swim through the entrance and work through obstacles to get to the "dry chamber." Here you'll find a site including skeletons, ceramics and more. Try to get a good look at "The Crystal Maiden." This sacrificial victim's bones have calcified to give a sparkling, crystallized appearance.
Food and Dining
Like anywhere in the Caribbean, Belize City is going to have cuisine based on all of their visitors – especially those from North America. It shouldn't be difficult to find any dish you crave. However, while visiting this city, be sure to take advantage of the delicious fruit and fresh seafood – especially the conch soup!

The most convenient and cost efficient way to get around the city is by taxi. If you want to travel outside the city, you can also use the bus or even the little airplanes to get to other Belize destinations. There are also water taxis available to take you between the most popular destinations around Belize.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.