13 (Amazing) Reasons Why You Will Love Living in Belize

13 Reasons Why You Will Love Living in Belize

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Living in Belize

How do you feel about the number 13? Does it give you pause or do you laugh at superstitions? Adopt a Chinese sensibility to embrace this number. It’s considered lucky and portends growth and vibrancy in the future. Our 13 reasons to love Belize living could be one of the luckiest lists you’ve ever embraced.

Reason #1: Income taxes are affordable. It’s a major reason North Americans choose Belize for investment, retirement and second residences. An income tax of just 1.75-percent is reason enough to relocate.

Reason #2: There are no estate or capital gains taxes in Belize nor will property taxes consume your budget since property tax rates range between 1- and 1.5-percent.

Reason #3: British Common Law is as easy to understand as North American legal systems when it comes to buying and selling real estate. Unlike neighboring Mexico, your name will be on the title.

Reason #4: Location makes Belize an ideal choice for relocation. Some flights from the U.S. take a little over two hours, hardly long enough to read a magazine from cover to cover.

Reason #5: Thanks to the length of time the British colonized Belize, English became the country’s first language so communicating won’t ever be a problem.

Why Live in Belize
Reason #6: If you find an overseas nation offering retirement at age 45, let us know. Belize’s Belize Qualified Retirement Program (QRP) delivers perks at least 20 years earlier than the U.S. Social Security Administration does.

Reason #7: North Americans are moving to Belize in droves. Folks of all ages choose Belize for their ability to enjoy a sustainable lifestyle thanks to the nation’s weather, soil and waterways.

Reason #8: You can start a business or continue your career in Belize via Internet connections delivered by many service providers. Speed may not be the fastest, but technology is improving by the day.

Reason #9: Given Belize’s geographic location, time zones won’t be problematic. Staying in touch with family and doing business won’t require you to awaken your auntie or client in the middle of the night!

Reason #10: Airline service to Belize is getting back to normal. Direct flights from major hubs are returning to their pre-Covid schedules and with so many airlines servicing Belize, you’ll have your choice.

Reason #11: Despite disruptions during the pandemic shut-down, Belize’s real estate market has bounced back and “is booming,” according to the Global Property Guide website.

Reason #12: The Belize economy is healthy and growing and the nation’s small population plus dramatic influx of tourism contribute mightily to this trend.

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Where to live in Belize
Reason #13: The off-the-grid community you’ve been dreaming about beckons newcomers to Carmelita Gardens. Firmly entrenched in Belize’s Cayo District, this model of sustainability has put down deep roots. People from all walks of life are finding truly affordable homes within a development that prioritizes individuality, safety, peace and a true sense of community.

Carmelita Gardens could be your lucky destination if you seek an alternative lifestyle that is healthy and life-affirming – where solar power, rainwater harvesting and organic gardening all contribute to giving each resident opportunities to pursue their own definitions of self-sufficiency.

Residents are surrounded by like-minded people who love nothing more than watching neighbors thrive! Take a look here. See the parcel of land or house that you find irresistible? You owe yourself a trip south to see Carmelita Gardens for yourself. It could be the luckiest trip you’ve ever undertaken.


Get a copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List! Written by Larry Waight, a local with more than twenty years of experience in the travel industry, the book is packed with tips, information, and recommendations about all of the best things to see and do in Belize.
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