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Cost of Living in Belgium

Cost of living in Belgium is 2.78% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Belgium is 24.76% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 50.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 € 2.50-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.50-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.59 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.07 € 1.50-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.82 € 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.41 € 2.46-4.73
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.53 € 1.18-1.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.45-1.13
Eggs (12) 2.34 € 1.39-3.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.98 € 3.72-8.16
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.20 € 3.18-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.19 € 4.99-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.57-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.59-1.04
Oranges (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.68-1.31
Tomato (1 lb) 0.95 € 0.68-1.35
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 € 0.45-0.86
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.36-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.03 € 0.75-1.79
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 € 0.50-1.15
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.17 € 0.96-1.60
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.47 € 1.00-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 € 5.60-6.70
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 € 1.80-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 38.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 2.75-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.90-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.91 € 4.35-5.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,930.00 € 18,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,915.00 € 19,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 134.55 € 96.33-185.45
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 € 0.15-0.30
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.03 € 27.99-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.04 € 20.00-44.17
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.96 € 12.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 9.00-11.70
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.57 € 65.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.21 € 30.00-55.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.70 € 70.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.20 € 90.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 772.46 € 600.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 629.31 € 475.00-891.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,367.11 € 1,000.00-1,990.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,087.26 € 800.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 270.88 € 185.80-343.74
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 211.69 € 157.93-278.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 1,843.01 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.62 2.00-3.20

Prices in Belgium

These data are based on 5771 entries in the past 18 months from 602 different contributors.
Last update: July, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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