Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Paris 

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Consumer Prices in Paris are 9.76% higher than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Paris are 20.42% higher than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Paris are 47.40% higher than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Paris are 2.26% higher than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Paris are 27.26% higher than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Paris is 14.24% 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 65.00 € 60.00 €      -7.69 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 10.00 €      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 6.50 €      +30.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.29 € 6.00 €      +39.75 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.12 € 3.74 €      +19.92 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 € 3.09 €      +26.68 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 € 2.27 €      -3.59 %
Markets
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.91 € 4.51 €      +15.10 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.61 € 1.85 €      +14.42 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.94 €      +17.54 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.91 € 3.62 €      +24.33 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.29 € 7.45 €      +40.97 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.41 € 5.52 €      +25.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.80 € 9.26 €      +36.14 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 € 1.26 €      +20.81 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.90 €      +30.02 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.09 € 1.23 €      +12.30 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.19 € 1.57 €      +31.43 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.96 €      +58.38 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.56 € 0.91 €      +62.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 € 1.45 €      +6.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.00 € 0.83 €      -16.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 9.00 €      +12.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.11 € 2.11 €      +0.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 € 2.81 €      -6.53 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 € 10.50 €      +40.00 %
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 € 2.90 €      -7.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 45.00 €      +50.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.12 € 7.71 €      +8.27 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 22,000.00 €      -12.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,730.00 € 26,821.43 €      +0.34 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 198.45 € 181.54 €      -8.52 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 € 0.17 €      -37.86 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.16 € 30.73 €      -37.48 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.00 € 36.66 €      +11.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.39 € 13.43 €      -40.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.85 € 12.00 €      +1.27 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 842.86 € 807.41 €      -4.21 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,354.29 € 12,750.00 €      -42.96 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.56 € 96.06 €      +27.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.00 € 39.43 €      +35.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.82 € 87.80 €      +2.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.56 € 128.14 €      +11.85 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 924.36 € 1,283.41 €      +38.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 765.25 € 940.00 €      +22.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,612.63 € 2,791.57 €      +73.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,390.62 € 1,930.34 €      +38.81 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 371.72 € 1,111.65 €      +199.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 309.67 € 833.11 €      +169.03 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,596.37 € 2,681.26 €      +3.27 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.60 1.52      -4.61 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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