Belize vs Papua New Guinea - Cost of Living Comparison

Belize Papua New Guinea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$524
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1904
$1274
🏠 One person rent
$396
$234
🏘️ Family rent
$587
$414
🍽️ Food expenses
$305
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$59.4
$32.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$888
$353
💸 GDP per capita
$4115
$2757
😃 Human freedom index
7.64
7.17
❤️ Life expectancy
74.8
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
31
🌐 English speaking %
81.7%
49.8%
🎓 Higher education
25
39
😀 Quality of life
38
47
🏙️ Population
375K
8.94M

The average cost of living in Belize ($840) is 60% more expensive than in Papua New Guinea ($524). Belize ranked 92nd vs 166th for Papua New Guinea in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Belize compared to 0.7 months in Papua New Guinea. Ranked 127th and 104th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belize vs Papua New Guinea

We calculate prices for Belize and Papua New Guinea as a population-weighted mean of 5 and 2 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Belize Papua New Guinea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.09
$3.63
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$19.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.84
$4.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.55
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$3.62
$1.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.24
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$376
$226
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$239
$149
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$638
$447
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$369
$293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.8
$37.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$100
$57.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.3
$32.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.03%
11.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$703
$1046
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$946
$645
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.54
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.3
$18.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22
$6.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.54
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.82
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.43
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.05
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.86
$6.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.6
$4.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.8
$6.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.95
$1.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.97
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.3
$7.05
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.82
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.06
$2.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$3.64
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.86
$2.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31
$23.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.5
$4.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29
$20.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.78
$4.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.4
$33.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95.2
$63.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$130
$118
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3674
$3323

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belize

City Cost of living Population
Belize City
$826
57.2K
Belmopan
$803
17.2K
San Pedro Town
$848
11.8K
San Ignacio
$920
17K
Caye Caulker
$848
2K

In Papua New Guinea

City Cost of living Population
Port Moresby
$528
317K
Lae
$514
101K