Why RETIRE in Belize?
It's Cheaper. Does the idea of living on your
savings or Social Security scare you to death? Well, those payments are big bucks in
Belize. Click to look at our budget for a
It's Warm. The houses have
louvers, rather than windows, because it never really gets cold enough outside
to want to leave it outside! Click here
for a discussion of weather in Northern Belize.
for the current weather in Belize North.
It's Friendly. In the US,
whites are the ruling class. Minorities are justifiably
resentful. Down here, we're an insignificant minority. People
size us up and take us as individuals. If you can do the same, you will
find that almost everyone is helpful, friendly, and glad that you are
It's Stable. The politics here are heated (see our
discussions on Politics) but there have been several peaceful
changes of government since the country became independent in 1981. No
revolutions, political coups, or peasant uprisings.
The government, based upon a British model, respects the same rights that all
gringos cherish; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You
are free to buy property and invest in businesses, resting assured that they
will not be nationalized by a greedy government. Read our caveats on buying
studied a dozen retirement options; researched Belize for six months, and then
decided. Here is a
description of our thought process. (Yours may be
completely different, eh?)
Opinion. Bill & Clare Gray live in our town (Corozal.) They
have written one of the most popular books on Belize, Retire to Belize on $450 a
Month. You can visit their website
and order the book, or it is available from Amazon. The website will give
you another view of Belize and especially of this part of the
country. We think their view is awfully rosy, but to each his/her own.
Caution: Here at
BelizeNorth we will try to show you all the costs of living in this part of
Belize. You can do it on $450, but that's $450 a person. Actually,
if you are willing to make compromises, you can do it for less than that!.
(Take a look at our budget.)
Options. If you're going
to stay here long term, you have three or four options. Read
all about those here.
Sluder has an excellent new article on Permanent Residence
friend Ray Auxillou has summarized his various recent experiences with