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Why Belize?

Belize is a tropical gem on the Caribbean Sea where expats go to soak up the sun, find outdoor adventure, and buy low-cost homes in paradise. Unlike neighbors Mexico and Guatemala, many people in Belize speak English. With a population of only 400,000 and per capita GDP in the bottom 10% of nations, infrastructure is not Belize’s strong suit. Many choose to overlook such niceties to enjoy a simple, peaceful life. Belize does have a very high murder rate that primarily affects gang members in specific neighborhoods. Overall, Belize is an inviting, warm country that welcomes Americans with easy-to-acquire residency.

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by Jen Barnett We'd like you to meet our newest tool for your moving abroad journey—the Expat Healthcare Planner. Sponsored by Cigna, the tools gives you checklists and planning info for taking care of [...]

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Belize at a Glance

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Safety Ranking:
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Ranks Highly For:
Black Americans

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Healthcare Ranking:
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Infrastructure Ranking:
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Mostly Legal:
Abortion, Handguns, Pot

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