Retire to the Simple Life in Belize

Retire to the Simple Life in Belize

There are 10 comments on the US News & World Report story from Apr 7, 2011, titled Retire to the Simple Life in Belize. In it, US News & World Report reports that:

Belize is a tiny and quirky country that offers a simple, back-to-basics lifestyle that is increasingly hard to find anywhere else in the world.

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Jonesboro, AR

#1 Apr 11, 2011
hows the weather? cant wait to come down there and enjoy the laid back lifestyle

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#2 Jul 7, 2011
Better do some research, that is just a sells add. Belize has newspapers, tv stations and other materals online. I would read them if you are really are going to go there.

Clovis, NM

#3 Jul 23, 2011
Crime is outta control there so be extreamly careful if you go. I've never been but would of liked to retire there but if only half of what I read in there local news papers and other thanks, I'll stay in the states and Belize will have to find tourist money from another source.

Carlsbad, CA

#4 Jul 24, 2011
The hookers in Belize only charge around $15!:)
Bill Lauer

Atlanta, GA

#7 Sep 6, 2011
Belize? I don't know about that, but here's a neat article with 11 tips that can help make life better, wherever you are.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#8 Sep 10, 2011
Tourist wrote:
The hookers in Belize only charge around $15!:)
Yes and they have a high rate of HIV / AIDS also.

Belize City, Belize

#9 Oct 19, 2011
Crime is not "out of control". I am single, female, live in San Pedro Belize...take a look at my's my in Belize. So far, crime free!

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#10 Oct 19, 2011
Here's some information from the Belize newspaper Belize First.

BELIZE SETS RECORD FOR HOMICIDES According to police and media reports, Belize had at 132 murders in 2010, a record. Of these, 86 were in Belize City and elsewhere in Belize District; 20 were in Cayo District; 13 in Orange Walk; 12 in Stann Creek; 3 in Corozal; and just 1 in Toledo. Based on an estimated population of 340,000, Belize’s homicide rate per 100,000 is about 39, almost seven times higher than the homicide rate in the U.S.(January 1, 2011)

Don't sound very good to me?

Melbourne, FL

#11 Oct 20, 2011
A guy who used to work with my husband recently moved to Belize. He had spent some time there when he was in the military and really liked it.

This gentleman is retired and his income will go with him. Lots of younger people would like to leave the U.S. and move to a lower cost of living country but would need an income.

We are looking at Belize and a lot of other places. The only thing that would make such a move possible for us is my online income.

Since: Apr 10

Kolkata, India

#13 Oct 27, 2011

Belize is one of the most user-friendly places in the world to establish foreign residency. You begin the process of establishing permanent residency simply by entering the country with a tourist visa and then renewing it monthly at a cost of $50 until you've been in the country for a year. Belize also offers a special QRP retire residence status that allows the duty-free import of your household possessions and car, if you want to bring them with you. This small country is also a tax and banking haven.

Thanks a lot
Mac Brown

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