Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Paris 

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Consumer Prices in Paris are 19.76% higher than in Brussels (without rent)
Rent Prices in Paris are 53.35% higher than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Paris are 3.15% higher than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Paris are 35.70% higher than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Paris is 20.66% lower than in Brussels
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 € 15.00 €      -6.25 %
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 € 7.00 €      +75.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 6.00 €      +50.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.12 € 3.63 €      +16.25 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 € 3.11 €      +26.65 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 € 2.26 €      -3.35 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.87 € 4.03 €      +4.33 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.56 € 1.62 €      +4.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.91 € 1.02 €      +12.22 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.69 € 3.92 €      +45.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.65 € 7.92 €      +40.16 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.01 € 5.67 €      +41.63 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.92 € 9.11 €      +53.89 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 1.40 €      +35.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.95 €      +17.51 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 € 1.34 €      +21.06 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.05 € 1.44 €      +37.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.94 €      +32.51 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.64 € 1.17 €      +81.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 € 1.45 €      +19.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.06 € 0.96 €      -9.16 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 7.50 €      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.51 € 2.17 €      +43.32 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 € 2.56 €      +38.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.70 € 10.00 €      +49.25 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 € 1.90 €      -9.52 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 € 75.00 €      +50.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 € 5.00 €      +17.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.41 €      -25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 40.52 €      +35.07 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.39 € 5.87 €      +8.80 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 € 23,000.00 €      +4.55 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,260.00 € 26,603.85 €      +19.51 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 127.22 € 161.77 €      +27.16 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 € 0.26 €      +26.79 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.87 € 27.19 €      -36.57 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.61 € 39.56 €      +38.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 € 20.68 €      +3.41 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 11.00 €      -8.33 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 745.33 € 828.81 €      +11.20 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,300.00 € 14,700.00 €      -27.59 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.52 € 86.25 €      +12.72 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.45 € 36.78 €      +6.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.46 € 88.42 €      +12.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.20 € 122.09 €      +5.98 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 847.06 € 1,206.91 €      +42.48 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 689.42 € 852.50 €      +23.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,483.33 € 2,714.42 €      +82.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,228.81 € 1,741.86 €      +41.75 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 314.94 € 1,142.69 €      +262.83 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 251.37 € 843.25 €      +235.46 %
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,465.80 € 2,526.66 €      +2.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.65 1.32      -19.74 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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