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Ambergris Caye shrimp served at a restaurant – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIf you are going to eat local food in a restaurant in Belize and you do not want a view of the ocean, you are going to pay US $5 to $10 for a very hearty lunch. For dinner, it will cost you anywhere from $10 to perhaps $20. This is for a local restaurant that is not on the water with a view, but still with delicious food in a clean, licensed restaurant.
 
If you want to eat at a restaurant on the beach where I live, in Ambergris Caye, in a restaurant that has the ocean and reef view and eat hamburger, a steak dinner or a lobster, the cost would be anywhere from $35 to $45 per plate. This is on Ambergris Caye, which has the most concentration of restaurants, bars, and activities in Belize by far.
 
On the mainland, Chinese food is the most popular so you will find a majority of Chinese restaurants there. I think Chinese food is probably the most popular food in Belize City. Throughout Belize, you can eat at various restaurants and hotels in which you will be paying hotel prices.  This is unless you want local food, no ocean view in local establishments with plastic chairs and tables, etc. Even the local restaurants serve very good food and in them you are going to pay only $5 to $10 for lunch and $10 to $20 for dinner.
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beef stew with okra – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
In Belize, if you eat like a local, and you’re going to eat local cuisine, you can get a nice meal for US $5, which is equivalent to $10 Belize.
 
One of my favorite joints to hit when I am in town is a place called Nerie’s. I order rice and beans with stew chicken or stew beef with coleslaw and a drink for about US $2.50. This is for lunch or dinner in a normal place that an expat would be comfortable going to.
 
If you want to go upscale a little bit, let’s say you want to pay US $10, you can get maybe shrimp or lobster.
 
(Belizean beef stew with okra to reflect the Afro-Caribean influence, pictured.)
Giancarlo Vega of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The cost to eat at restaurants in Belize could be anywhere between US $5 and $40 for one person. There is a wide variety of restaurants, a wide variety of different types of food, and a wide variety of prices, but all of them are good.
Apolo Caliz of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
If you are eating at a local restaurant in Belize, it is going to be cheaper than if you at a restaurant located at a hotel. A typical meal at a local restaurant would cost BZ $10.00 (about US $5) for a plate of rice and beans, whereas at a restaurant in a hotel, you would pay about twice that.

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