We've often stated that although part of the Caribbean, the cost of living here on Ambergris Caye, Belize, is a fraction of what it would be on other Caribbean islands. Here's a case in point...
The Caribbean Association of Electric Utilities (CARILEC) recently released survey results for a 2009 study on the rates charged by various electric utilities throughout the Caribbean. It included rates from 18 different Caribbean countries. Not surprisingly, the highest rates were found in Bermuda, the Caymans and the Virgin Islands. The lowest, in Belize, Trinidad and Suriname.
At 22.05 US cents per kWh, electricity rates in Belize are well below the average in the region and less than Â½ the highest rate charged in other Caribbean countries.
Source: San Pedro Sun, May 20, 2010