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Christian Burn of Grand Baymen – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Everyone is moving to the Internet for their television needs, with Netflix being the movie giant now. Internet here in Belize is very expensive. A DSL connection with 1 mbps of bandwidth is about $60 per month.
Irma Quiroz-Yuque of Belize Vacation Homes – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Swing Bridge connects north and south Belize City, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe price of Internet connectivity in Belize varies because there are different options for service and it also depends on what area you live in.
 
There’s a big company called Smart that offers Internet throughout the entire country of Belize. This is the one I use. They have this little Wi-Fi that goes everywhere with you, and costs me about BZ $35 (US $17.50) a month.
 
There are other services wherein people get their modems, put them in their homes, which can cost from BZ $50 to $300 (US $25 to $150) or more.  
 
(Swing Bridge connects north and south downtown Belize City, Belize, pictured.)
Arianna Perez of International Services Ltd – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Laptop computer with ear buds – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingInternet is one of the more expensive luxuries here in Belize.  The cost is about BZ $88 (US $44) a month for 1 MB of Internet.  In the Caribbean, we're the most expensive when it comes to Internet per month.  And the fastest Internet speed we get is about 16 MB and that's going to cost you around nearly BZ $700 (US $350) a month.  
 
Big businesses would opt to use the 16MB.  Small homes with 3 or 4 persons wouldn’t usually go over the 4GB limit and that would cost around BZ $240 (US $120) per month.
 
The cost is pretty steep, but it’s actually lower than how it was a few years ago.   The high cost of Internet service is because there are a very few companies in Belize that offer Internet and one is a government-controlled business.   There will be an election in the next 2 years, and as a result, maybe they might reduce the cost.
Mark Leonard of Paradise Found Belize Real Estate and Development – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
mifi device – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIn Belize, Internet is all part of same package as TV and phone. If you are hard wired, that would be a system that you want. However, if you are off the grid like let’s say, Cerro Sands, where I live, what we use is the Mi-Fi device. A Mi-Fi is about the size of a cellphone.  We take it wherever we go, including the car, so we have Internet anywhere we travel. Mi-Fi costs about US $45 a month.  
 
I believe My-Fi uses the cellular system and it’s wireless so everybody in our house can be on it at the same time. My daughters, my wife, and myself can all be on it at the same time. If you are downloading, it gets a little bit slower, but if you’re just searching and reading, it works very well.  
Archibald Brown – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Internet being used at Better In Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingInternet costs in Belize are relatively high compared to other countries. We have two major telecommunications companies offering Internet in Belize – Smart Telecom Belize (SMART) and Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL). Hughes Net is also available in remote areas not serviced by SMART or BTL. 
 
Price per month usually starts at $80 USD. BTL prices for Internet start at $12.50 USD for a 256k speed up to $350 USD for 16MB speed. Standard DSL speed of 1MB will cost $44USD. A popular option is data on phone which would cost around $15 USD for 2GB on your post-paid cell phone plan.
Frik De Meyere of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
I believe the fastest speed they have in Belize is 8 MB / second download, which would give you just shy of 1 MB / second upload and would cost you US $350 / month.  The price drops with lower speeds.  Most expats use around 4 MB speed, which can run you about $150 / month. 
Apolo Caliz of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The Internet is costly in Belize, and depends on speed.  The cheapest speed is 156k and would cost about US $12.50 / month. The highest speed we have is 16 G but this would cost around $300 / month. 

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