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Christian Burn of Grand Baymen – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Based on proportion, there are probably more Americans than other nationalities living on Ambergris Caye. Right behind American expats would be Canadian expats and then British expats. In your day-to-day life, you are going to run into way more expats than there are, as a percentage of the total population of Ambergris Caye, because of the activities that you do.
 
You bump into more expats places that you gravitate to, such as the sports center, where you can get Crocs and windsurfers, kite boards, Hobie cats, etc. When I am grocery shopping, I bump into expats in the grocery store. The community of expats here is quite small. From the bank lines, to the postal office, to the grocery store, to the sports locations, and to the events on Ambergris Caye, for some reason you see the same faces. We are all living on this Island together.
Josh Buettner of Ambergris Seaside Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Condos outside of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingMy understanding is that the number of expats in Ambergris Caye varies depending on the time of year but it usually around 3,000 to 5,000 out of 18,000 to 20,000 people total on Ambergris Caye.
 
There is a large group of expats who are here permanently and there is a large group that spends extended periods of time here, especially in the winter months. You might refer to them as “snowbirds.” Snowbirds are mostly Canadians and other people who do not really need to work. For Canadians, it is a little bit different because they have to be in Canada for 6 months out of the year or more in order to qualify for their Canadian health insurance, which is an important factor for them.  Americans generally do not have that kind of restriction.
 
(Caribbean condos outside of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, pictured.)

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