Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Paris 

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Consumer Prices in Paris are 17.12% higher than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Paris are 28.26% higher than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Paris are 56.67% higher than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Paris are 6.26% higher than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Paris are 34.15% higher than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Paris is 11.33% 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 € 6.50 €      +62.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 6.00 €      +50.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.11 € 3.76 €      +20.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 € 3.14 €      +34.24 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 € 2.30 €      +12.67 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.90 € 4.05 €      +3.90 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.51 € 1.65 €      +9.63 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.85 € 1.02 €      +20.32 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.84 € 3.73 €      +31.24 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.63 € 7.55 €      +34.01 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.16 € 5.61 €      +34.87 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.72 € 9.22 €      +61.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 € 1.31 €      +31.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 € 0.95 €      +16.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.09 € 1.31 €      +20.21 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.05 € 1.43 €      +36.88 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.94 €      +40.60 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.64 € 1.19 €      +85.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.26 € 1.51 €      +19.74 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.09 € 0.90 €      -17.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 7.50 €      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 € 1.95 €      +13.99 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 € 2.51 €      +24.80 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.80 € 10.00 €      +47.06 %
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) 4.94 € 5.00 €      +1.21 %
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 € 5.67 €      +8.03 %
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) 22,977.50 € 25,925.00 €      +12.83 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 128.26 € 174.19 €      +35.80 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 € 0.22 €      -9.23 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.97 € 26.88 €      -38.86 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.17 € 37.52 €      +9.83 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.50 € 19.34 €      -5.66 %
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 771.73 € 776.76 €      +0.65 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,435.00 € 14,400.00 €      -32.82 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.52 € 94.13 €      +23.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.45 € 37.46 €      +8.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.26 € 91.69 €      +15.68 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.00 € 151.67 €      +31.88 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 847.86 € 1,221.07 €      +44.02 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 695.00 € 868.02 €      +24.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,528.26 € 2,879.64 €      +88.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,267.50 € 1,828.58 €      +44.27 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 339.12 € 1,265.35 €      +273.12 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 261.63 € 957.60 €      +266.02 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Paris Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,422.97 € 2,755.45 €      +13.72 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.56 1.14      -26.66 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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