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Cost of Living in Belgium

Cost of living in Belgium is 4.42% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Belgium is 21.47% 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 € 45.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-9.00
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) 2.61 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.05 € 1.50-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.78 € 1.20-2.20
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.39 € 2.46-4.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.51 € 1.18-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.45-1.13
Eggs (12) 2.36 € 1.40-3.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.93 € 3.74-8.16
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.22 € 3.18-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.25 € 4.99-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.59-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.64-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.68-1.31
Tomato (1 lb) 0.95 € 0.68-1.35
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 € 0.45-0.82
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.36-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 € 0.75-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 € 0.50-1.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.15 € 0.96-1.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.46 € 1.00-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 € 5.50-6.70
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 € 2.60-6.90
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) 4.98 € 4.39-5.49
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,810.00 € 18,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.42 € 97.14-188.89
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 € 0.15-0.29
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.59 € 27.99-54.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.57 € 20.00-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.41 € 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 9.00-12.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.50 € 65.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.92 € 30.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.16 € 70.00-110.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.24 € 90.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 773.95 € 600.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 631.17 € 450.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,401.63 € 1,000.00-2,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,112.46 € 800.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 267.43 € 185.80-343.74
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 215.34 € 162.58-278.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 1,850.57 € 1,500.00-2,200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.68 2.00-3.30

Prices in Belgium

These data are based on 5591 entries in the past 18 months from 576 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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