The worst place to retire in Belize has to be Belize City. You do not want to retire in Belize City. It is the biggest city in Belize, with about 60,000 people. A lot of business happens there, but in terms of foreigners or tourists, there is almost nothing. In Belize City, there’s nothing to do, but the rest of Belize is pretty pleasant. Personally, I wouldn’t live in Belize City because I would be bored.
In addition, you will read about crimes in Belize City because it has a high murder rate and there are specific places in Belize City where the gangs hang out. Gang members are killing gang members, which is why they have a high per capita murder rate. Since there are only about 60,000 people there, and they have murders every once in a while, due to these gangs, the per capita murder rate rises. In fact, Belize City has the highest per capita murder rate in the world.
To compare this with another place in Belize, in Placencia, which is where I live, the last murder was about eight years ago and the killer was from some other place in Belize. Eight years from the last murder is not too bad.
I don’t think I have much to do up north in Corozal, near the border of Mexico. Personally, I would get bored, but many expats live up there.