Belize Dollar (BZ$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than BZ$120

  • Camping or dorm bed: BZ$10–40
  • Double room in a budget hotel: BZ$50–120
  • Street-food stalls or self-catering: BZ$3–10
  • One-hour bus ride: BZ$5

Midrange: BZ$120–500

  • Double room with private bathroom: BZ$120–350
  • Dinner and drinks at local restaurants: BZ$15–35
  • Adventure and caving activities: BZ$75–200
  • Taxis or golf-cart hire: BZ$20–80

Top end: More than BZ$350

  • Luxury accommodations per double: from BZ$350
  • Fancy restaurants in resort areas: BZ$30–50
  • Transportation by rental car or organized shuttles: BZ$80–100
  • Shopping, day spas, private tours: from BZ$100


Bargaining is not common in Belize with the notable exception of outdoor souvenir markets, where everything is negotiable. When business is slow, it's possible to obtain a discount on hotel rooms, golf-cart rentals and other tourism services, although this is usually limited to a quick back-and-forth rather than hard-edge bargaining.


You can exchange money easily in San Pedro, and US dollars are widely accepted. Most accommodations accept card payment, but many restaurants are cash only.

Atlantic Bank

Belize Bank