Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Madrid 

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Consumer Prices in Madrid are 20.20% lower than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Madrid are 15.59% lower than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Madrid are 3.87% lower than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Madrid are 18.86% lower than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Madrid are 23.82% lower than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Madrid is 14.23% lower than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 12.00 €      -20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 50.00 €      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00 €      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 3.00 €      -25.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.50 €      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.02 € 2.04 €      -32.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 € 2.04 €      -16.11 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 € 1.48 €      -29.90 %
Markets
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 € 3.06 €      -23.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.49 € 0.90 €      -39.86 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.51 €      -36.92 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.88 € 2.04 €      -29.19 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.70 € 4.46 €      -21.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.33 € 3.07 €      -29.25 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.14 € 5.19 €      -15.45 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.98 €      -5.90 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.71 €      -9.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 € 0.75 €      -31.65 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.14 € 0.83 €      -27.22 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.54 €      -9.23 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.53 €      -13.00 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.35 € 0.96 €      -29.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.09 € 0.68 €      -37.70 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 5.00 €      -28.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.84 € 0.99 €      -46.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 € 1.55 €      -39.42 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.25 € 5.18 €      -28.62 %
Transportation
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 € 1.50 €      -37.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 € 55.00 €      +10.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.98 € 3.00 €      -39.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.12 € 1.73 €      -44.59 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 22.00 €      -26.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 € 5.51 €      -3.45 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 21,350.00 €      -14.60 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,261.43 € 24,396.88 €      -3.42 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 144.98 € 127.82 €      -11.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 € 0.20 €      -29.12 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.30 € 36.64 €      -20.87 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.39 € 39.68 €      +12.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.39 € 10.98 €      -48.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 9.00 €      -25.00 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 766.67 € 475.24 €      -38.01 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,925.71 € 8,300.00 €      -62.14 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.08 € 62.65 €      -24.59 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.23 € 28.82 €      -20.44 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.65 € 71.31 €      -10.47 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 116.62 € 91.21 €      -21.78 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 899.88 € 932.00 €      +3.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 724.70 € 697.16 €      -3.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,563.08 € 1,574.85 €      +0.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,298.85 € 1,099.76 €      -15.33 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 348.48 € 449.81 €      +29.08 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 294.81 € 280.06 €      -5.00 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Madrid Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,499.03 € 1,809.24 €      -27.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.49 1.97      +32.46 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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