Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Paris 

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Consumer Prices in Paris are 14.58% higher than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Paris are 27.31% higher than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Paris are 60.31% higher than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Paris are 5.43% higher than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Paris are 29.48% higher than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Paris is 4.56% lower than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels Edit Paris Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 15.00 €      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 60.00 €      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 9.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 6.25 €      +56.25 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 6.00 €      +50.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.05 € 3.72 €      +22.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 € 2.98 €      +26.10 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 € 2.06 €      -2.11 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.91 € 4.01 €      +2.73 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.55 € 1.62 €      +4.41 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 € 0.86 €      +2.60 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.87 € 3.76 €      +31.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.81 € 7.52 €      +29.27 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.23 € 5.71 €      +35.11 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.80 € 9.00 €      +55.19 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 1.27 €      +23.33 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.89 €      +11.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.11 € 1.28 €      +15.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.11 € 1.45 €      +30.70 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.66 € 0.92 €      +39.24 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 € 1.18 €      +86.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.26 € 1.46 €      +15.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.08 € 0.83 €      -22.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 7.50 €      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.72 € 1.74 €      +1.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 € 2.48 €      +16.76 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 € 10.00 €      +42.86 %
Transportation
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 € 1.90 €      -20.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 € 75.00 €      +50.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.98 € 5.00 €      +0.40 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.12 € 2.41 €      -22.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 41.05 €      +36.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.25 € 5.73 €      +9.14 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 20,650.00 €      -17.40 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,980.00 € 25,841.67 €      +12.45 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 136.17 € 178.65 €      +31.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 € 0.26 €      -0.68 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.12 € 27.03 €      -38.74 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.11 € 37.47 €      +6.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.11 € 19.75 €      -10.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 11.00 €      -8.33 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 786.58 € 810.00 €      +2.98 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,497.78 € 14,420.00 €      -35.90 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.67 € 94.38 €      +15.57 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.26 € 37.37 €      +5.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.23 € 90.59 €      +10.17 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.88 € 150.00 €      +22.08 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 852.57 € 1,237.94 €      +45.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 711.17 € 883.12 €      +24.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,510.74 € 2,915.87 €      +93.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,272.14 € 1,944.87 €      +52.88 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 343.06 € 1,286.97 €      +275.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 281.11 € 960.23 €      +241.59 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,419.65 € 2,939.95 €      +21.50 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.55 1.17      -24.87 %
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