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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).


Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


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Belize, Belmopan
Overview

Belize, BelmopanBelmopan is the capital of Belize. Belmopan is the seat of government. As a result many of its inhabitants work for the national government in various administrative or technical roles. Belmopan currently has business establishments, international banks, several local financial institutions, a modern bus terminal and market complex.

Belize is in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico. The climate is tropical and very hot and humid in summer.

The official language is English. Spanish and Belizean Creole predominate as first languages. Garifuna, Plautdietsch and several Mayan languages are also spoken by a minority of the population. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Belize is small and essentially private enterprise economy that is based primarily on agriculture, agro-based industry, and merchandising, with tourism and construction recently assuming greater importance.

Belizean people mostly have conservative values. Expatriates should avoid public displays of affection. Business clothing is conservative and men and women should wear a lightweight suit or equivalent.

The security risk for expatriates in Belize is low, but medium for Belize City and Belmopan. Risks include muggings and robberies as well as violent crime including homicide.

The currency of Belize is the Belize Dollar (BZD). US dollars are also accepted as currency. ATMs are widely available in large towns.

Medical facilities are limited. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of Belmopan is 16,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.6% (June 2017).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Belmopan as at 1 July 2017 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Belmopan, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Average
7) Healthcare: Average
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: Average
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Average

Belmopan is for example 16.8% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 47.7% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 17.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Belmopan is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Belmopan for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Belmopan) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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