Historical Prices in Brussels

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Restaurants

Year
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
Meal for 2 People,
Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
McMeal at McDonalds
(or Equivalent Combo Meal)
2023 20.00 80.00 11.00
2022 15.00 70.00 9.00
2021 15.00 60.00 9.00
2020 15.00 60.00 9.00
2019 15.00 60.00 9.00
2018 15.00 65.00 8.00
2017 15.00 62.50 8.00
2016 15.00 60.00 8.00
2015 15.00 60.00 8.00
2014 14.00 65.00 7.80
2013 12.00 60.00 7.50
2012 15.00 60.00 7.75
2011 14.00 55.00 7.00
2010 18.00 77.00 -
Year
Domestic Beer
(0.5 liter draught)
Imported Beer
(0.33 liter bottle)
Coke/Pepsi
(0.33 liter bottle)
Water
(0.33 liter bottle)
Cappuccino
(regular)
2023 5.00 5.00 2.67 2.38 3.68
2022 5.00 5.00 2.24 2.25 3.37
2021 4.29 4.29 2.48 1.90 3.05
2020 4.00 4.00 2.34 2.26 3.02
2019 4.00 4.00 2.54 2.20 3.23
2018 4.00 3.75 2.19 2.28 2.85
2017 4.00 4.00 2.15 1.91 2.81
2016 4.00 3.00 2.10 1.77 2.74
2015 3.00 3.50 2.08 1.66 2.65
2014 4.00 3.50 2.27 1.96 2.67
2013 3.00 3.00 1.89 1.71 2.60
2012 3.70 3.80 2.16 1.96 2.64
2011 3.79 3.50 1.86 1.27 2.67
2010 3.30 - 1.70 2.00 -

Markets

Year
Milk
(regular),
(1 liter)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread
(500g)
Eggs
(regular)
(12)
Water
(1.5 liter bottle)
Domestic Beer
(0.5 liter bottle)
Imported Beer
(0.33 liter bottle)
2023 1.51 2.40 3.80 1.41 2.33 3.50
2022 1.19 2.18 3.09 0.92 2.39 3.56
2021 0.98 1.70 2.97 0.97 1.88 2.91
2020 1.07 1.71 2.72 1.28 1.77 2.25
2019 1.01 1.65 2.58 1.04 1.30 1.82
2018 1.12 1.89 3.41 0.90 1.16 2.28
2017 1.06 1.66 2.29 0.76 1.38 -
2016 0.99 1.76 2.70 0.99 1.42 1.60
2015 1.06 1.71 2.99 0.93 1.45 1.87
2014 1.07 1.58 3.15 1.43 - 1.77
2013 0.95 1.57 2.21 1.16 1.34 1.50
2012 1.03 1.70 2.31 1.02 1.17 1.53
2011 0.95 1.66 3.66 1.25 1.43 2.00
2010 1.25 2.00 2.50 2.60 - -
Year
Apples
(1kg)
Oranges
(1kg)
Potato
(1kg)
Lettuce
(1 head)
Rice
(white),
(1kg)
Tomato
(1kg)
Banana
(1kg)
Onion
(1kg)
2023 2.62 2.64 2.02 1.76 3.01 2.63 2.08 1.73
2022 2.25 2.58 1.50 1.43 1.97 2.64 1.56 1.12
2021 2.10 2.20 1.22 1.48 1.74 2.19 1.49 1.18
2020 2.36 2.68 1.41 1.36 1.89 2.61 1.95 1.48
2019 2.20 2.36 1.67 1.16 2.17 2.07 1.65 1.33
2018 2.12 2.08 1.27 1.62 2.67 2.28 1.73 1.38
2017 1.99 - 1.30 1.26 1.77 2.14 1.84 1.19
2016 1.72 1.62 1.23 1.02 1.56 2.11 1.57 1.04
2015 1.61 1.96 1.14 0.98 1.89 2.54 1.54 -
2014 1.81 2.50 - 1.23 2.17 2.39 - -
2013 2.38 2.24 1.30 1.42 2.25 2.08 - -
2012 1.76 2.59 1.22 1.19 1.50 1.62 - -
2011 2.00 2.54 1.10 1.25 - - - -
2010 - - - - - - - -
Year
Local Cheese
(1kg)
Bottle of Wine
(Mid-Range)
Cigarettes 20 Pack
(Marlboro)
Chicken Fillets
(1kg)
Beef Round
(1kg)
(or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
2023 13.61 8.00 8.00 11.09 16.54
2022 15.13 8.00 8.00 8.95 17.12
2021 12.39 7.00 7.50 10.18 13.88
2020 12.39 7.00 6.50 8.78 13.10
2019 12.90 7.00 6.70 8.89 13.62
2018 15.25 7.00 6.70 10.62 13.67
2017 - 7.25 6.00 7.27 11.67
2016 16.88 7.00 6.00 9.00 14.60
2015 13.80 8.00 5.80 11.22 19.33
2014 14.00 7.00 5.50 11.94 -
2013 13.88 6.00 5.35 9.94 -
2012 12.44 5.00 5.00 9.58 -
2011 9.98 6.00 4.67 8.53 -
2010 13.00 14.00 - 9.88 -

Rent Per Month

Year
Apartment
(1 bedroom)
in City Centre
Apartment
(1 bedroom)
Outside of Centre
Apartment
(3 bedrooms)
in City Centre
Apartment
(3 bedrooms)
Outside of Centre
2023 1073.68 892.11 1988.46 1555.33
2022 943.55 817.62 1657.69 1490.00
2021 910.91 746.67 1599.17 1435.00
2020 850.00 688.75 1560.71 1212.14
2019 844.31 695.71 1447.92 1153.65
2018 816.46 700.62 1410.79 1156.58
2017 779.67 694.62 1497.06 1208.82
2016 760.12 641.53 1510.34 1195.00
2015 769.04 646.74 1428.95 1165.87
2014 760.42 652.73 1445.00 1218.18
2013 751.51 624.62 1518.18 1197.00
2012 744.44 625.00 1340.00 1033.33
2011 750.00 550.00 1320.00 991.67
2010 1100.00 - - -

Buy Apartment Price

Year
Price per Square Meter
to Buy Apartment
in City Centre
Price per Square Meter
to Buy Apartment
Outside of Centre
2023 4250.00 3437.50
2022 3950.00 3383.33
2021 3990.50 3250.00
2020 3724.29 3096.67
2019 3358.82 2537.50
2018 3034.38 2605.00
2017 - -
2016 3265.00 2660.00
2015 3253.25 2805.40
2014 3449.00 2850.00
2013 2707.00 1941.67
2012 2900.00 2333.33
2011 2850.00 2200.00
2010 2441.12 -

Salaries And Financing

Year
Average Monthly Net Salary
(After Tax)
2023 2843.82
2022 2702.22
2021 2457.97
2020 2461.50
2019 2301.66
2018 2067.18
2017 2107.50
2016 1977.84
2015 2042.14
2014 1893.57
2013 2067.45
2012 2310.32
2011 2015.12
2010 2085.00

Transportation

Year
One-way Ticket
(Local Transport)
Gasoline
(1 liter)
2023 2.50 1.72
2022 2.45 1.87
2021 2.45 1.53
2020 2.40 1.38
2019 2.10 1.44
2018 2.10 1.44
2017 2.10 1.36
2016 2.10 1.25
2015 2.10 1.33
2014 2.10 1.51
2013 2.00 1.60
2012 2.00 1.62
2011 2.00 1.52
2010 1.70 -
Year
Monthly Pass
(Regular Price)
2023 49.00
2022 49.50
2021 50.00
2020 50.00
2019 49.00
2018 49.00
2017 49.95
2016 49.00
2015 49.00
2014 49.00
2013 46.75
2012 46.50
2011 45.00
2010 44.00

Salaries And Financing

Year
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages
(%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
2023 3.54
2022 1.93
2021 1.43
2020 1.59
2019 1.77
2018 2.08
2017 2.27
2016 2.49
2015 2.64
2014 3.64
2013 3.95
2012 4.06
2011 4.60
2010 -

Utilities (Monthly)

Year
Basic
(Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
Internet
(60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data
2023 208.83 52.70 22.18
2022 229.70 49.38 -
2021 164.87 46.00 -
2020 123.32 43.88 -
2019 129.94 44.50 -
2018 138.16 43.49 -
2017 119.27 42.91 -
2016 129.83 39.78 -
2015 149.80 36.17 -
2014 161.49 38.38 -
2013 137.01 36.36 -
2012 127.51 34.21 -
2011 133.33 34.75 -
2010 150.00 - -

Sports And Leisure

Year
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
Tennis Court Rent
(1 Hour on Weekend)
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
2023 32.94 - 13.00
2022 28.10 - 11.50
2021 46.08 - 11.85
2020 30.22 21.50 12.00
2019 26.91 20.88 11.00
2018 26.20 16.91 10.90
2017 24.16 17.00 10.00
2016 30.55 17.32 10.00
2015 25.99 14.80 10.00
2014 46.69 - 9.75
2013 46.12 10.00 9.00
2012 64.76 15.00 9.00
2011 61.80 - 9.25
2010 65.00 20.00 8.50

Clothing And Shoes

Year
1 Pair of Jeans
(Levis 501 Or Similar)
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store
(Zara, H&M, ...)
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes
(Mid-Range)
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
2023 95.56 52.50 113.12 138.57
2022 80.62 29.17 93.33 121.67
2021 - 27.75 79.83 112.75
2020 90.00 41.67 80.45 133.12
2019 69.76 31.15 79.77 114.47
2018 90.69 36.27 82.13 114.70
2017 81.64 34.15 87.50 123.57
2016 87.52 37.05 86.86 134.23
2015 76.63 40.93 84.08 113.93
2014 91.00 38.33 90.80 142.00
2013 71.67 49.00 67.50 92.00
2012 75.71 48.75 98.33 104.00
2011 90.00 40.00 60.00 100.00
2010 115.00 40.00 80.00 110.00
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