How Much Are Meals, Drinks, Taxis and Other Daily Expenses?


According to the U.S. Travel Bureau, you need to budget at least $60 USD per day during your trip to Belize.

For a midrange hotel, you’ll probably spend anywhere from $50 to $180 USD per night, depending on its proximity to the beach.

In some places near the Caribbean Coast, you can find a nice seafood meal for under $20 USD. Food from street vendors is very cheap, and costs around $5 per dish. Many restaurants cost about the same as they do in American cities – it costs around $10 to $15 USD per person for an average restaurant, and $20 to $40 USD to dine somewhere really nice.

Prices of public transportation vary greatly, depending on the location. Make sure to ask your driver about the price of the ride before you get in the vehicle. Buses are cheaper, but don’t expect a comfortable ride.

Keep an eye out for happy hours. Rum and fruit juice cocktails can be quite very affordable. Wine and imported beers are quite expensive, but locally brewed beer and local rum cost $2 to $3 USD.

Remember to keep a little extra spending cash for tips and souvenirs.