Why You Should Move to Belize Right Now!

Why You Should Move to Belize Right Now!

why you should move to belize

Today’s savvy traveler knows a thing or two about how important it is to find a haven of peace and tranquility when they think about moving to a new land. If they stumble upon a destination with idyllic weather year-round, all the better, which is why so many North Americans have found nirvana in Belize. This Central American country has become the affordable answer for people who crave easy living, affordability and lush surroundings, which is exactly why you should seriously consider joining them now rather than waiting!

If one of the goals that’s at the top of your list is perpetually perfect weather, start packing your shorts. It can get a little cool at night for a few months of the year, but for the most part, you can donate all of your snow gear to a charity and get used to living in lightweight, casual clothing. A wardrobe of sandals is always appropriate!

Belize’s Qualified Retirement Person Program requires an ex-pat to prove a monthly income of $2000 USD from any source to be eligible. Bring $15,000 worth of household goods and you won’t be taxed on any of it. Offshore asset protection laws that have been in place since 1990 and you may be surprised to learn that you don’t have to be 65 to qualify. If you’re 45, you’re good to go.

Belize’s lifestyle is laid back, easy, breezy and affordable. There’s no foreign language to learn—no confusing currency conversion rates to memorize (the rate is fixed at $2 BZD to $1 USD) and you’ll find all types of housing here. In Belize, an apartment that rents for around $291 would run about $1000 a month in the U.S.

Home ownership
Established ex-pat communities make relocation easy. Consider Orchid Bay, one of Belize’s most popular developments. This safe, gated, master-planned community was designed for ex-pats seeking the comforts of home, including modern infrastructure. Orchid Bay is beautiful, vibrant and ultra-friendly. Homes styles are varied (vacant lots are also available)–so whether you seek a single family dwelling or a condo, you’ll find exactly what you want at an affordable price.

Because Belize’s cost of living is low, ex-pats reap all of the benefits. Feast on affordable, fresh food from local growers that would cost a bundle back home. Slice your utility bills in half and kiss those high heating bills goodbye forever, too. Just about everything you want to do in Belize costs less, which is exactly why the numbers of ex-pats relocating here has grown by leaps and bounds in just the last few years.

When Southwest Airlines officials served notice that they were going to begin regular service to Belize in October 2015, the entire airline industry took notice and competitive ticketing prices became the norm. This pricing trend shows no sign of going anywhere but further down. Thanks to fare reductions, you can visit family and friends back home as frequently as you wish. Access is expected to get even better in the future when Belize’s second international airport opens on Ambergris Caye.

Have we vanquished any concerns you may have about moving to Belize? We hope so, because a wonderful world awaits you down the road in a country that couldn’t be happier to have you counted among its residents.

This is a sponsored post written by Belize Hub on behalf of Orchid Bay.

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