Monday, April 26, 2010

Belize, Belmopan Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Belize.

Location: Belize is in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico.

Country Climate: Tropical; very hot and humid; rainy season (May to November); dry season (February to May).

Country Terrain: Flat, swampy coastal plain; low mountains in south.

Major Languages: English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib), Creole.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 0.32 million (2008 est.) 0.33 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: 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.

Currency: Belize Dollar (BZD).

Country Inflation: 6.4% (2008 est.) 2.7% (2009 est.).

City: Belmopan is the capital of Belize.

City Economy: 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.

Cost of Living: Belmopan has an overall cost of living index which equates it with low cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Belmopan is currently ranked 243 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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