Cost of Living Increases in Belize in 2019

  • The Statistical Institute of Belize released their Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for the month of March 2019, which highlighted notable differences in the prices of some consumer goods in comparison to March of 2018.
  • The average price of goods in the categories Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Transport and All Other Goods and Services all recorded increases of 0.3%, 0.4%, and 0.7% respectively.
  • The sole category of consumer goods which underwent a price decrease was that of Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels, with prices declining by 0.4%.
  • Overall, the CPI has indicated that the average Belizean household has experienced a 0.3% price increase of regularly purchased goods and services as of March 2019 in comparison to March 2018.

(Source: Statistical Institute of Belize)