Retirement in Belize right for you?-
The biggest factor in determining your cost of living in Belize will be
where you want to live within the country. One thing to keep in mind
is the fixed exchange rate between the US dollar and the Belizean dollar
is $2BZD = $1USD. Living on one of the cayes will always be more
expensive than living on the mainland simply due to everything being imported
in. Also, a town like San Pedro on Ambergris Caye is Belize’s biggest
tourist destination and prices are set accordingly. Going out to
eat in San Pedro can run you about three times what it would in Corozal
(Northern Belize). My mom and I lived off of $1,200 USD together and many
can easily live off of $1,500 USD as the Yahoo Finance article stated.
I also have expat friends who live well above that number and some who
live below it. Your standard of living will weigh heavily on what
your cost of living is. If you buy local products you won’t be spending
nearly as much as if you need to buy products imported in from America.
If you drink local beer and alcohol you will not be paying nearly as much
as if you want Absolut or any tequila.
Real Estate Marketplace Real Estate In Belize - Current Listings
A combination of natural factors—climate, the Belize Barrier Reef (longest
in the Western Hemisphere), 127 offshore Cayes (islands), excellent fishing,
safe waters for boating, scuba diving, and snorkeling, various jungle fauna
and flora, helicopter touring and Maya ruins encourage expats to move to
Belize. These factors also support the thriving tourism and ecotourism
industry. Development costs are high, but the Government of Belize has
designated tourism as its second development priority after agriculture.
In 2007, tourist arrivals totaled 251,655 (more than 210,000 from the U.S.)
and tourist receipts amounted to $183.3 million.
Estate In Belize By Province
is a tax shelter haven. There are no capital gains or inheritance tax
and property taxes are very low at 1% of the market value of undeveloped
land. Taxes on a $6,000 parcel will be approximately only $60 per year.
Titles are Fee Simple with very low closing costs and there are no hidden
Cost of Living in Belize
- But let me tell you about the prices I am paying here and you can reach
your own conclusion. Tuesdays and Fridays are market days here in Belmopan.
Defying the heat, I take my big shopping bag, load it with the fruits and
vegetables available – which usually means oranges, grapefruit, pineapples,
papayas, water melons, carrots, cucumbers, spinach and tomatoes, and I
pay around $12 – no hassle, no cheating, no bargaining like in some other
countries where prices double as soon as they see gringos. Then I go on
to the bakery to buy two loaves of brown bread, $2.25 each, followed by
a visit to the meat shop: chicken breast and ground beef for $3.50 per
package. From there I proceed to the supermarket. There are two types of
supermarkets: Belizean-owned shops like Brodies, and Chinese supermarkets.
I found that Brodies is usually somewhat more expensive though not on all
products, but it is clean and air-conditioned. This cannot be said about
the Chinese supermarkets, where I witnessed two school girls stepping on
a rat’s tail last week. I don’t know who squealed louder, the girls or
the rat. The Chinese seemed unimpressed.
in Belize by Jay Butler, Asset Protection Services, SRL
- In 1996, the United States of America tried to pressure the sovereign
nation of Belize into signing the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT).
Belize refused as such a treaty would allow for the exchange of confidential
information, such as bank records and other sensitive information, based
on a broad range of requests including tax investigations. Belize did sign
a limited Legal Assistance Treaty with the U.S. where client information
would only be disclosed under internationally recognized grievous crimes
such as drug trading, terrorism and human trafficking. At the time, Belize
was wrongfully accused of harboring money-launderers and was “blacklisted”
by the United States of America, suffering unjust restrictions of foreign
aid, world political isolation and an economic crisis. Belize would not
give in to such tactics and by upholding their commitments to the banking
“know your client” regulations, Belize was eventually exonerated. By standing
their ground to the world’s super-power, Belize has emerged as a credible
and secure offshore asset protection and tax haven.
Belize Bible – Everything Expats Ever Need to Know About Belize-
Many of us dream about moving to live abroad in a destination where the
sun shines more often, where the people are friendly, where the cost of
living is lower and where the pace of life is laid back – but finding such
a ‘paradise’ can prove tricky. The typical overseas destinations of choice
for the likes of American, Canadian and even British would-be expatriates
don’t stack up and tick every box. Take Mexico for example, you need
to learn to speak Spanish if you want to integrate. Then there’s
Italy, another first class choice – but one where you need to learn to
speak Italian and where the cost of living can be high. So what about
Florida? Well, then again the cost of living and real estate can
be expensive, and the pace of life is not exactly laid back. However, if
you dig a little deeper and you look a little further you may happen upon
forums and websites, articles and comments that lead you to one potential
paradise destination abroad – Belize…
300% Return in Belize with a Sunset View
- Put your Self-directed I.R.A to work on this Tropical Paradise - On the
small Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, sits the once fishing
village of San Pedro. To the west of San Pedro lies what is known as the
“San Pedro Blue Lagoon”. The western border of San Pedro, once thought
to be less desirable than the eastern side of the island, is bound by a
land mass made up of several small islands and a peninsula. This
secluded paradise is well protected from storm surge and rough water due
to the protection of the main part of the island. It also offers the most
beautiful, un-obstructed sunsets imaginable! Plus, with this development
you have the right to maintain your own clean beach frontage for swimming
or water sports, an option one doesn’t have on the protected reef side
of the main part of the Island. Out of this outcrop of coral is born a
new idea of development in San Pedro. The Islands of San Pedro! This will
be the FIRST MASTER PLANNED RESIDENTIAL RESORT COMMUNITY in Belize.
This community will have everything to sustain not only a healthy and recreational
lifestyle with all the amenities you can imagine in a water based paradise,
but also with be ecologically responsible with lush foliage fed by grey
water, solar and wind power, construction designed to take advantage of
the trade winds, and an exclusive Entertainment Island! Also included in
the master planned community will be a 2 acre marina and marina clubhouse
available to each resident through a membership.
in Belize – Experiencing the Country
- Ambergris Caye is Belize’s largest island and San Pedro town is located
on Ambergris Caye. San Pedro is one of Belize’s main tourist destinations
and right off the world’s second largest barrier reef. If you want
to live the island life in Belize then San Pedro may be the spot for you.
Tropic Air and Mayan Island Air both fly in and out of San Pedro to both
Corozal and Belize City and there are water ferries that will take you
to either location as well. Since San Pedro is a tourist hot spot and on
an island, the cost of living is substantially higher. You will still
be able to keep your costs down through buying local and staying out of
some of the touristy restaurants and bars but you should expect to be spending
a bit more. Orange Walk town is located beside the New River and between
Corozal and Belize City on the Northern Highway. You can find more
commerce happening within Orange Walk town compared to Corozal so many
expats living in villages such as Progresso (Corozal District) make the
shorter trip to Orange Walk for supplies rather than over the hand-cranked
ferry to Corozal.
Grey, and Black Passports: What’s the Difference?
- I am frequently asked by folks about how to acquire a 2nd passport.
As you may imagine there are a multitude of ways to acquire one, some good,
some bad, some ugly. In this article we will discuss a general overview
of what I consider the 3 categories of 2nd passports and how they are acquired.
For the purpose of this article, I have classified them into 3 categories:
White, Grey, and Black. Please be advised, this is not a recommendation
for either category, only generalized information to help you make the
right choice on direction as well as pitfalls to avoid. White 2nd Passport.
A white 2nd passport is divided up among 3 subcategories; ancestral or
cultural, naturalization, or economic. Acquiring a 2nd passport through
ancestral or cultural methods is typically the easiest and least costly
way to go about the process. For example, if your parents or grandparents
are from Ireland, you have the ability to (relatively) easily acquire citizenship
and a passport from Ireland. The same holds true for many European
countries. An EU passport is widely accepted around the world and
is an excellent travel document. If you can acquire citizenship and a passport
through one of these methods, this is highly recommended. In many
cases it is as simple as filling out some forms and submitting the recommended
documentation like birth certificates.
Being an Expat Is So Fantastic (Hint: Your Expat Taxes!)
- Imagine if you could live in a tropical paradise US tax free –
you can! There are a number of benefits that you can take advantage
of on your expat taxes to save and protect your income. We will discuss
the main ones here, but it is highly recommended that if you want to maximize
the savings on your expat taxes you should seek expert expat tax advice.
The Foreign Income Exclusion – This allow US expats who are earning money
abroad to exclude up to $92,900 of their income from US taxation (this
doubles if you are married). This is the most common and arguably the most
profitable tax savings tool you can us on your expat taxes. If you
combine this with the Foreign Housing Deduction, which allows you to deduct
things like rent, utilities and insurance, they you and your spouse may
be able to avoid paying taxes on over $250,000 of income each year! LEGALLY!
The Foreign Tax Credit is also a great tool, but unfortunately you will
need to be paying taxes to someone to take advantage of it. The foreign
tax credit gives you a Dollar for Dollar tax credit for any taxes you have
paid to a foreign government. Basically, if you have a good income
someplace like Europe where taxes are high, then this will ensure that
you are not taxed by two governments leaving you with the scraps.
Signs that the US Government is Making it Harder For You to Become an Expat
- One of the most common reasons for wanting to expatriate from the
United States is the concern about government overreach. Many feel that
the expansion of government in recent years has been chipping away at the
freedom and liberty that the country was founded upon. What with more and
more agencies, regulations, surveillance, and mandates, the right to privacy
and self - determination is steadily shrinking right along with financial
outlooks. So, are you among the increasing number of people who feel that
the only real solution is to get out of the country? Well, using the exact
same tactics that are driving you away, the government appears intent on
preventing you from leaving. Changes that have recently been put in place
as well as proposals for future changes in rules and regulations might
be intended to discourage. But they might also drive your resolve to take
your destiny into your own hands and do whatever it takes to make your
in Belize Opens Door to Positive Cash Flow
- We have a very unusual story to tell about a property that was one man’s
dream for over 5 years, but now is his burden and a fantastic offer. But
first, the background: The Island of Ambergris Caye is the largest Island
off the Coast of Belize, Central America. Belize is one of the British
Commonwealth nations and is the only decreed English speaking country in
Latin America. Ambergris Caye is located about 20 miles off the Northeast
coast of Belize, is about 25 miles long, and about 1 mile wide in some
areas, narrower in most. Belize gained its independence from Great Britain
in 1981 but GB has continued to protect Belize as one of the commonwealth
nations. Belize, Ambergris Caye, and its main settlement, San Pedro, have
stayed out of the tourist limelight until very recent in modern history.
Now nearly every travel magazine you run across has an article on Belize.
Over Belize in Boats, Planes, and Golf Carts -
Keith and Erin are travellers who are taking a couple of years to see the
world. This is the first of many articles that will chronical a their journey
from beginning to end. In Belize, they discovered a new and different
way to travel. Keith writes, "As Americans, we are all about cars. Everyone
has one, sometimes two or three, and we use them to go anywhere, even it's
just around the corner to get a cup of coffee. The same cannot be said
for the country of Belize." In the ten days they spent in Belize, they
succeeded in shedding their all-American dependency on the automobile by
relying on just about every other kind of transportation imaginable.
Of The Top Ten Places to Live in Belize -
Sluder looks at the top ten places to live in Belize and then asks five
questions that need to be answered before moving there. Important questions
and straight answers from the editor of Belize
First Magazine. Many North Americans and Europeans have a dream of
living where the water is blue, the air is warm, the rum is cheap and the
living is easy. Belize may, or may not, live up to your expectations in
those regards. Many who do make the leap to Belize end up frustrated, unhappy
and broke, so investigate thoroughly before you decide to move to Belize.
Expats in Belize are now clustered mostly in San Pedro, Placencia, the
Belize City suburbs and near Corozal Town. Here are our own picks for the
best places to live and buy in Belize.
- Doing Business in Belize By Bill & Claire Gray-
The simplicity and ease with which one can start a business in Belize lets
many people do something they have always wanted to try but weren’t able
to back home. Being free from all the bureaucratic red tape, and expensive,
complicated procedures, frees a person to put all their creative energy
into their business. We love seeing owners of even the smallest of businesses
empowered like this. In the developing world no expects anything from the
government and so they know they either have to get out there and earn
money at something or live off the food they have growing in their yard
and the fish they can catch. Bill & Claire Gray are the authors of
Belize Retirement Guide: How to Live in a Tropical Paradise on $450 a Month.
As well as numerous articles and special reports on living in Belize. You
can contact them through Preview Publishing, Box 1179, Pine Valley, CA
91962 Tel/Fax 619-473-9611 or through their website at - www.belizeretire.com
- one of the world’s top retirement havens-
From its Caribbean shores to its jungle interior, Belize has great natural
beauty—blue water, deserted beaches, and inland retreats where you can
explore Mayan ruins, tall waterfalls, rainforests, and rivers. Bird watching
in Belize’s interior is also a treat; you’ll be able to spot parrots, toucans,
flycatchers, and herons in their natural habitat or visit a jaguar preserve
where you can venture into the jungle in search of the elusive cats. It’s
no wonder Belize’s tourism industry is booming. If recent figures are any
indication; this tiny tropical paradise could be on its way to becoming
the next hot destination for explorers, expats, retirees, and investors.
Between 2003 and 2004, cruise visits to this country increased by a full
55.1%—as opposed to just 13.1%, for example, for the same period in the
Bahamas. By Kathleen Peddicord
Rules Are Different in Belize - Boy, Are They Different!
If you're looking for a place to live or to retire that's just like back
home, only better, for the United States on the cheap, for Florida with
ruins, reef and rum, you may get a rude awakening when you move to Belize.
Because Belize just isn't like the U.S.A. Or Canada. It does have cheap
rum, awe-inspiring ruins, beautiful Caribbean seas, and much more. But
the rules are different. The people who make and enforce the rules are
different. Sometimes there are no rules. Sometimes there is a set of rules
for you, and a different one for everyone else. In a June 19, 1994, letter
to the editor of The Reporter, a weekly newspaper in Belize City, a U.S.
citizen, John Zelenih, who bought land in Corozal, does 700 words on the
trials and tribulations he faced trying to build a house. Zelenih writes
about the delays, bribes, and political shenanigans of daily life in Belize.
He and his wife, Zelenih says, spent 13 months in a "living hell instead
of the paradise we thought it would be." ~ The
Rules Are Different in Belize
Belize Still Remains an Attractive Offshore Tax Haven - Even For US Citizens-
as a result the on-going global battle against money laundering and drug
trafficking, many of the higher taxation countries. - such as the US and
UK - have begun restricting and eliminating the attractions of tax havens
for their citizens. The ideas behind this move are simple to understand.
Removing terrorism and drug trafficking from the agenda momentarily, the
higher taxation countries want to stop any potentially taxable money from
leaving their shores and they want to retain closer control over their
citizens. They want to build greater stability through control. As
a result of the targeted crack down on tax havens and the benefits and
attractions they can offer the citizens of various high taxation countries,
many former colonies and countries closely affiliated with the UK and US
for example, are being forced to refuse entry and even to eliminate tax
haven benefits altogether. Particularly affected are citizens of the United
and Punishment in Belize -
I understand that The Economist magazine recently labeled Belize the murder
capital of the world, based on the number of murders relative to the country’s
population. The label is similar to the one Mexico got when it was called
on the border of being a failed state because of the ongoing struggle between
the drug gangs and police/army. crime problem, particularly murders, in
Belize City. Many of them are in Belize City, but occasionally it will
spill out of that community into the communities west of it. I think there
are several causes. The country of Belize has a small population, and Belize
City is the only even moderately large city, so the crime there skews the
numbers for the country as a whole. First, there is a big community of
Belizeans in Los Angeles, California, and another in New York. There are
people who travel between those cities and Belize, bringing elements of
culture of those cities. As I read about the senseless killings in the
paper, I occasionally see references to gangs, specifically the Bloods
and the Crips (?), which are notorious gangs in LA. There are a lot of
young men in Belize City who are un(der)educated, un(der)employed and are
fodder for gangs. So I think there are gang against gang killings, and
there may be initiation killings.
a Little Piece of Paradise in Belize By Bill & Claire Gray-
In the late 1980's my husband Bill and I bought a used R.V., packed it
with everything we felt we couldn't live without and moved from our
home in Hollywood California to Belize, Central America. Why? Well after
spending a month traveling around Belize Bill was eager to take a
very early retirement and trade the high stress life of a television
news director for a couple of coconut trees and a hammock and I was eager
to trade smog and traffic for blue skies and a bicycle. That was over ten
years ago and we have no regrets. Yes, we'd have a lot more money if we
were still working in the U.S. that's for sure, but I don't think we would
be nearly as happy. There is one day that stands out in my mind. It was
a few weeks after we had moved to Belize and even though it was late October
the sun and water were absolutley beautiful as we went for our late afternoon
swim that day. We were renting a really nice 3-bedroom house that was just
steps away from a shimmering Caribbean Bay for $150 a month. The water
was so clear and warm it was hard for me to believe it was the ocean. Bill
and Claire Gray are the authors of Belize Retirement Guide: How to Live
in a Tropical Paradise on $450 a Month. As well as numerous articles and
special reports on living in Belize. You can contact them through Preview
Publishing, Box 1179, Pine Valley, CA 91962 Tel/Fax 619-473-9611 or through
their website at - www.belizeretire.com
of Belize as an Expatriate Destination ~
Huxley would be surprised by today’s world. If he were suddenly transported
here tomorrow, he might be on his way to Belize the day after. Perhaps
for the very reasons he stated but with a different value placed on them.
Belize is terrific! Belize is like no where else in the entire world and
there is nothing with which to compare it. It is as Huxley called
it, exactly and to the letter. Ah, but what he said yesterday sounds
so great today. Belize is everything Costa Rica is purported to be.
For people looking for a young unspoiled nation, Belize has to be one of
the choicest expatriate destinations imaginable. The language is
English. The people are friendly. The government is an absolute
anomaly for Central America. It is a true democracy, operating under
the parliamentary system it adopted from Great Britain (which until 1981
upheld Belize in colonial status.) There is absolute freedom of the press.
Little, if any serious corruption. An intelligent attitude towards
business and an absolutely astounding respect for ecology. It is
in our opinion a world leader in its efforts to create a balance between
tourism and sound principals of ecology. There are few countries
towards whom we feel a greater degree of respect.
Living in Central America: A Primer - I
love Central America! Many people choose a Central American country for
their final ex-pat destination. But there are several basics you
really need to know before you take the plunge and move to Central America
to join the hundreds of thousands of other American ex-pats already living
here. Central America is the region between Mexico and Panama and includes
Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. All
six countries have large ex-pat populations. Each has it’s advantages
and disadvantages. In general, the further South you go, the more
services exist, but also the higher the cost of living.
Is A Psychological Necessity -
We live in a world where privacy and individuality are under attack. The
right to privacy is more than an abstract necessity, it is also a psychological
necessity. If we do not have the right to privacy, we do not own the rights
to our own lives. Individuality entails making value judgments independent
of political, religious or social dogmas. In making value judgments
we make choices. In today's world, if the choices we make differ
from the status quo then we come under pressure to 'toe the line'. There
is no line to toe. We live in an intellectual vacuum, where short of the
logical choices we make in our own behalf, there are no other values. Our
Magazine & Websites stress privacy and living our life by our own standards,
protecting what is ours from those who have not earned it. Defeating the
New Internet Privacy Threat - thoughts not approved by the
Prowlers That Be and that something is to be done about it. It’s no wonder
they are concerned: Thoughts can quickly turn into beliefs, and when you
put enough sound ones together, consider them for a while and let it all
sink in – you end up with something dangerous that is inevitably going
Is A Good Idea
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In Belize Video - Live In Belize Video with
Macarena Rose. In this segment Macarena Rose walks us through why Belize
is one of the great places on earth for expatriate lifestyles; a place
where you can work and play. This Video includes differn't regions of Belize,
some of the birds and animals that live in Belize, the archaeological
sites and Mayan Ruins, diving in Belize, what expats do, what's available
in Belize, the islands, why you might want to live on one, do you want
to buy a private island, the politics, offshore banking, and the unspoiled
Virgin Rain Forest in Belize.
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- Nine Lakes worldwide. From New Zealand to Lake Como in Italy. Lake Como?
If it’s the Hollywood A-list lifestyle you’re lusting after, then look
no further than waterfront property on Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy.
Palatial mansions grace the shorelines of this glacier lake, while aristocratic
castles cut into the steep country hills that descend into Europe’s third
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Money Offshore By Jay Butler Asset Protection Services Ltd
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers all income reportable regardless
of the source or location derived and most assets held offshore are reportable,
however some are not. When looking to preserve your assets it is important
to understand the difference between taxable income and reportable assets.
Here are 3 ways to legally move money offshore without any requirements
to report it to the United States government, the IRS or international
regulatory agency. 1.) Opening an Offshore Bank Account - >
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- Offshore Banks in Belize - The legal system
of Belize is founded on English Common Law supplemented by local legislation.
Belize is now in its second decade of providing international financial
to Maintain Asset Privacy Within the US By Bobby Casey, Global Wealth Protection
- With asset protection planning, anonymity seems to be the number one
concern for people these days. And rightly so. Any 11 year
old with a laptop can easily do an online record search and find your bank
accounts and their balances, your vehicle registrations, your real estate
assets, your credit report, your residence history and even your driving
record. Many clients are interested in anonymity and asset protection.
In some cases clients confuse the two. They think that anonymity
is asset protection. It is not, but anonymity does have benefits.
When forming an FLP (family limited partnership) or an LLC (limited liability
company), the strength of the entity is dependent upon the state of formation,
the quality of the operating agreement and the business purpose of the
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Manager’s Report from China - I am writing
this from the back of a taxi in Hong Kong’s Central district. My meetings
with assorted bankers, hedge fund managers, Taipans, and the press stretched
on longer than expected, with the result that I am now stuck in rush hour
traffic on the way to the airport. So I might as well use the time productively
and sum up my thoughts on my recent trip to China. When I first cajoled
my way into to the Middle Kingdom in the early seventies, it was in the
back of a broken down truck carrying bags of wheat, no doubt destined to
a thriving black market. We drove down a heavily potholed single lane road
that had not seen serious maintenance since the thirties. -
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Of Offshore Banks - An offshore bank is defined
by its location, or 'jurisdiction'. An offshore bank is usually located
outside of the depositors country of residence, typically within a jurisdiction
that levies very low taxes, or no taxes at all. Each jurisdiction
varies in its degree of taxation, its degree of privacy, and its services.
Offshore banks located in politically and economically stable jurisdictions
provide a safe-haven for assets that may be at risk in the nation in which
the investor lives and holds residency.
Taxes - Offshore Tax Information - Foreign Earned Income
- Individuals have been leaving their own land to seek opportunities elsewhere
since the dawn of mankind. But it has only been since the development of
the modern nation-state, and its taxation of the worldwide income of its
citizen-residents, that expatriation has taken on significant tax consequences.
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of the Jungle Mom
can become a place lived; and a place lived can be a form of travel -
This Chronicle by Michele Kohan should therefore be a Godsent to those
moms who find themselves with children but with no prospect of living any
sort of life that presents the challenge of personal and geographic exploration...
The question becomes, 'are my children safer and better off in the suburbs
where one meaningless day blurs into the next, or in a tropical rain forest
where each day presents a new challenge and a new learning experience?'
It isn't an easy task for a mom to decide on the tropical rain forest;
such decisions fly in the face of conventional wisdom... But conventional
wisdom has worn thin, today's so-called civilized suburbs with their shopping
malls and weapon-filled schools are no safer than a tropical rain forest.
Add to that the stifling intellectual atmosphere of the USA that wilts
and crushes the qualities of independent judgment that every child should
Tour of Belize on Expat Videos
- When you travel to Belize, you will take part in a host of extraordinary,
untrodden experiences, but you wont feel like a stranger in this land.
One of the most endearing aspects of the Belizean people is their ability
to achieve a very real and intimate connection with visitors from any country
and every walk of life. The warm and friendly welcome youll receive in
Belize combined with the breathtaking adventures youll experience will
stir your soul, expand your mind and forever change your life.