The cost of food in Belize depends on what type of food you are going to buy. If you are into healthy eating, Belize is a very good place to get fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices.
To give you an example, a bunch of eight fingers of bananas will cost US 50 cents, believe it or not. By contrast, an American apple will cost you 50 cents for one apple. So you want to stick with the local produce such as watermelons, which you can get for 33 cents Belize a pound (US 16.5 cents). Papayas, cantaloupe, and oranges are great buys, too, at $1 Belize f(US 50 cents) for five to seven oranges.
Vegetables in Belize are also reasonably priced. You could just stock up on your veggies for miniscule amounts of money, in my view.
Whenever you have to import a product, it’s going to cost more. So for example, native fruits and vegetables in Belize that are exported to the US will definitely cost more if you buy it in the US than if you were to consume them locally in Belize. The same happens in reverse.
The fruits and vegetables that you can buy locally in Belize are the following: bananas, mangoes, oranges, grapefruit, cabbage, potatoes, different types of peas, and carrots. We also grow our own broccoli and spinach.
Milk and eggs are also produced in Belize. You could also get goat’s milk or organically raised chickens, which would be cheaper in Belize than in the US.
If you want beef or steak, and you want the same quality or steak as in the US, you will get it for sure because of how they raise the animals here in Belize. You will get healthier meat, too, because the animals graze naturally in Belize.
(Brahman cattle that can withstand the heat of Belize, pictured.)