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Gwido Mar of Grupo Mar Realty Ltd. – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
cottage,Cayo District, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingRenting an apartment in San Ignacio, in the Cayo District, Belize, can range anywhere around US $400 to $800 per month, depending on the size. The reason they may seem a little bit more expensive is because apartments work differently than house rentals. Apartments are inclusive of the utilities: electric, water, butane gas, Internet and cable. That's why they mark it up higher because they need to cover their basis, especially, if the apartment has an AC unit. Air conditioning can be pretty expensive here. So that's why they charge plenty enough so that if you were to use the AC every single night for an entire month they should be able to have enough in there to cover that power bill.
 
For $400, you'd probably get maybe a 400 square foot, one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchenette, deck, but no AC, in a nice area. You will, however, have the electricity, water, cable TV, and Internet included for $400. If you're paying $800, it just means about the same size or a little bit bigger, but with AC included.
 
The largest apartments for rent I've seen are two bedrooms and not anything bigger than that. If you wanted a bigger space you would have to go for a stand-alone house.
 
(Living room in a cottage, Cayo District, Belize, pictured.) 
Virginia Krohn of Villa Cayo Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
An apartment and its own separate entrance from the main house, Cayo, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingDepending on where you live here in Cayo, you can rent an apartment between $500BZ and $800BZ (US $250 and $400) per month.
 
If you have a budget of $400 US ($800BZ) a month, you could probably get a small two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with a small kitchen that has a small refrigerator, but not TV and not air-conditioning, located downtown.  
 
(An apartment and its own separate entrance from the main house, Cayo, Belize, pictured.)
Franklin Syrowatka of Better Homes Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Neighborhood in San_Ignacio, Cayo, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI am no real estate specialist but I think the cost to rent an apartment here in Cayo starts at around US $200 to $300 a month. This will be a one-bedroom apartment. Do not expect to see big apartment buildings here in Cayo. The houses are up to three stories high and have usually between two and six rental units.
 
(Neighborhood in San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize, pictured.)
John Acott of RE/MAX Belize Property Center – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
house at night, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWe have a couple of two bedroom, two bathroom apartments for rent in Belmopan for US $800, furnished. There’s a high demand in Belmopan because it is the capital of Belize.  There are a lot of the embassies there and all the government buildings. 
 
We don’t have too many apartments in Cayo, and no condos at all. There’s never been a demand for it.
 
Within San Ignacio, it will cost you around $500 per month to rent a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, but they're hard to find.
 
There are not many apartments for long-term rent. Instead, there are vacation apartments.  A friend of mine is planning on building condos, but they’re not ready yet.  Condos are a new thing here.
 
Cayo has very few apartments as opposed to homes.  Cayo is not like a seaside place where people go for a week, even though there’s a growing demand for vacation rentals here. As a result, there could be more apartments and condos being built in the next couple of years.
 
(Jungle home lit at night in Cayo District, Belize, pictured.)

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