In Corozal itself, you can get a gated home with two or three bedrooms for about $700 Belize, which is about US $350. You can pay a little more and even up to $1,000 to $1,200 Belize or US $500 to $600. There are some apartments but they would be a part of a house or a room or an upper story of a house. I know an American couple that has an entire level of a house that they are renting. They pay $1,000 Belize or US $500 but it is furnished with air-conditioning, sea breeze, etc. It is two bedrooms, one bathroom, well-appointed, and well-furnished. A typical North American who walks in would say, “That’s nice.” There is nothing rustic about it. It is contemporary enough and it has the amenities that you need. It has a nice fridge, stove, and counter space.
I had also rented a top level four-bedroom home in Belize City. It had three air-conditioners, a washer, dryer, a large kitchen with an island, a balcony looking over a river full of crocodiles, and I could see my iguanas and crabs every day. That cost me $1,600 Belize or US $800 a month. The utilities are not included in the rent. I paid about US $50 for electricity per month. You would probably pay a little less in Corozal. It was a completely adequate home for any expat. Some people’s standards are different. In the village in Corozal, you can rent a home for $300 to $500 Belize or US $150 to $250.
So, the cost to rent a home or an apartment here in Corozal varies depending on your standards. If you want to maintain the comforts of your home in the US and Canada, you can have an adequate place for a lot less money.
(Apartment in Belize City, Belize, pictured.)