Belize offers a (Qualified Retirement Program QRP) that allows a person 45 year or older to retire in Belize. Belize considers you a resident and you can import your belongings duty free. The process is not difficult and can be done within a couple of months. Once approved you do not have to get your tourist visa renewed every 30 days. You can bring your spouse and kids even though they’re much younger.
Once approved you can import your household goods, a car, boat or plane, duty free. Under the QRP program you can derive income outside of Belize and that foreign income is exempt from Belizean tax.
The QRP program requires that you deposit $2,000 a month or $24,000 a year into a Belize bank account. Depending on the bank you can keep your money in US Dollars.