Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Antwerp 

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Consumer Prices in Antwerp are 2.1% lower than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Antwerp are 7.7% lower than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Antwerp are 22.0% lower than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Antwerp are 2.1% higher than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Antwerp are 8.5% lower than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Antwerp is 9.6% lower than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 € 20.00 €      +11.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 80.00 €      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 € 10.00 €      -9.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 4.00 €      -20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 4.00 €      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 € 3.49 €      -2.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 € 2.75 €      +10.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 € 2.38 €      -0.2 %
Markets
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.24 € 4.51 €      -13.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.22 € 2.19 €      -1.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 € 1.20 €      +5.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.74 € 3.34 €      -10.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.60 € 4.89 €      -25.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.84 € 4.26 €      -11.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.61 € 7.07 €      -7.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.13 € 1.02 €      -9.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.80 €      -2.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.14 € 1.36 €      +19.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.21 € 1.14 €      -5.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.96 €      +20.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.66 €      -10.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 € 1.04 €      -36.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.09 € 0.92 €      -16.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 7.00 €      -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.32 € 2.01 €      -13.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.63 € 1.88 €      -48.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 € 8.00 €      0.0 %
Transportation
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 2.50 €      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 60.00 €      +22.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 5.00 €      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.46 € 3.30 €      -4.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 40.00 €      +33.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.62 € 6.88 €      +3.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,500.00 € 29,170.00 €      +2.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,833.33 € 27,398.00 €      -1.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 218.73 € 212.19 €      -3.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.41 € 21.42 €      -4.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.99 € 45.17 €      -13.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.83 € 38.00 €      +23.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.85 € 25.33 €      +10.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.90 € 12.00 €      -7.0 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 903.57 € 560.00 €      -38.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,266.67 € 16,000.00 €      -24.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.50 € 93.59 €      +1.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.54 € 44.37 €      +6.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 103.75 € 90.50 €      -12.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.77 € 148.12 €      +13.3 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,030.40 € 881.32 €      -14.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 891.14 € 721.76 €      -19.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,840.00 € 1,403.85 €      -23.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,557.20 € 1,141.67 €      -26.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 378.37 € 341.36 €      -9.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 320.98 € 246.12 €      -23.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,795.43 € 2,332.00 €      -16.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.38 3.26      -3.7 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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