Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Geneva 

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Consumer Prices in Geneva are 63.01% higher than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Geneva are 79.43% higher than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Geneva are 121.18% higher than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Geneva are 67.16% higher than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Geneva are 88.71% higher than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Geneva is 23.93% higher than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(16.01 Fr.)
23.43 €
(25.00 Fr.)
     +56.19 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(64.03 Fr.)
112.45 €
(120.00 Fr.)
     +87.42 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 €
(9.60 Fr.)
14.06 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +56.19 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 €
(4.27 Fr.)
7.50 €
(8.00 Fr.)
     +87.42 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(4.27 Fr.)
6.56 €
(7.00 Fr.)
     +64.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.04 €
(3.25 Fr.)
4.18 €
(4.46 Fr.)
     +37.30 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 €
(2.53 Fr.)
3.78 €
(4.04 Fr.)
     +59.48 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 €
(2.26 Fr.)
3.61 €
(3.85 Fr.)
     +70.37 %
Markets
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.93 €
(4.19 Fr.)
6.03 €
(6.44 Fr.)
     +53.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.46 €
(1.56 Fr.)
2.45 €
(2.62 Fr.)
     +67.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 €
(0.90 Fr.)
1.13 €
(1.21 Fr.)
     +34.32 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.81 €
(2.99 Fr.)
5.51 €
(5.88 Fr.)
     +96.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.72 €
(6.10 Fr.)
8.40 €
(8.96 Fr.)
     +46.75 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.25 €
(4.54 Fr.)
10.43 €
(11.13 Fr.)
     +145.31 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.08 €
(6.49 Fr.)
20.26 €
(21.62 Fr.)
     +233.35 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 €
(1.09 Fr.)
1.58 €
(1.69 Fr.)
     +54.34 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 €
(0.84 Fr.)
1.16 €
(1.24 Fr.)
     +48.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.06 €
(1.13 Fr.)
1.24 €
(1.33 Fr.)
     +17.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.10 €
(1.17 Fr.)
1.34 €
(1.43 Fr.)
     +21.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.65 €
(0.69 Fr.)
1.09 €
(1.16 Fr.)
     +67.75 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 €
(0.67 Fr.)
0.94 €
(1.00 Fr.)
     +48.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 €
(1.43 Fr.)
1.99 €
(2.12 Fr.)
     +47.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.04 €
(1.11 Fr.)
1.00 €
(1.07 Fr.)
     -3.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 €
(7.47 Fr.)
14.06 €
(15.00 Fr.)
     +100.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 €
(1.87 Fr.)
1.96 €
(2.09 Fr.)
     +11.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 €
(2.53 Fr.)
1.72 €
(1.83 Fr.)
     -27.49 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 €
(7.47 Fr.)
7.97 €
(8.50 Fr.)
     +13.79 %
Transportation
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 €
(2.67 Fr.)
2.81 €
(3.00 Fr.)
     +12.45 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 €
(53.36 Fr.)
65.60 €
(70.00 Fr.)
     +31.20 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.98 €
(5.31 Fr.)
5.90 €
(6.30 Fr.)
     +18.55 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.12 €
(3.33 Fr.)
4.83 €
(5.15 Fr.)
     +54.58 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(32.01 Fr.)
56.23 €
(60.00 Fr.)
     +87.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.22 €
(5.57 Fr.)
5.89 €
(6.29 Fr.)
     +12.85 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 €
(26,677.63 Fr.)
29,050.56 €
(31,000.00 Fr.)
     +16.20 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,980.00 €
(24,522.07 Fr.)
29,352.52 €
(31,322.22 Fr.)
     +27.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 142.14 €
(151.68 Fr.)
191.14 €
(203.97 Fr.)
     +34.48 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 €
(0.26 Fr.)
0.16 €
(0.17 Fr.)
     -33.75 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.96 €
(49.04 Fr.)
57.46 €
(61.32 Fr.)
     +25.02 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.68 €
(38.07 Fr.)
75.32 €
(80.37 Fr.)
     +111.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.23 €
(22.66 Fr.)
30.81 €
(32.88 Fr.)
     +45.08 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(12.81 Fr.)
17.81 €
(19.00 Fr.)
     +48.38 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 799.15 €
(852.78 Fr.)
2,040.83 €
(2,177.78 Fr.)
     +155.37 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,942.22 €
(22,347.55 Fr.)
24,129.67 €
(25,748.89 Fr.)
     +15.22 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.65 €
(88.19 Fr.)
104.30 €
(111.30 Fr.)
     +26.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.71 €
(43.45 Fr.)
50.76 €
(54.16 Fr.)
     +24.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.79 €
(87.28 Fr.)
119.30 €
(127.31 Fr.)
     +45.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 124.36 €
(132.70 Fr.)
176.77 €
(188.63 Fr.)
     +42.15 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 878.29 €
(937.22 Fr.)
1,909.89 €
(2,038.05 Fr.)
     +117.46 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 721.25 €
(769.65 Fr.)
1,485.36 €
(1,585.03 Fr.)
     +105.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,543.44 €
(1,647.01 Fr.)
3,724.01 €
(3,973.91 Fr.)
     +141.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,291.25 €
(1,377.90 Fr.)
2,682.78 €
(2,862.81 Fr.)
     +107.77 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 340.17 €
(363.00 Fr.)
1,205.28 €
(1,286.16 Fr.)
     +254.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 281.28 €
(300.15 Fr.)
877.05 €
(935.90 Fr.)
     +211.81 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Geneva Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,561.31 €
(2,733.18 Fr.)
5,695.31 €
(6,077.50 Fr.)
     +122.36 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.52 1.38      -8.91 %
Last update: October 2021October 2021
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