Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Boston, MA 

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 13.50% higher than in Brussels (without rent)
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 133.15% higher than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 2.07% higher than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 35.21% higher than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 17.14% higher than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 €
(19.74 $)
15.05 €
(18.00 $)
     -8.82 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(71.78 $)
66.87 €
(80.00 $)
     +11.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 €
(10.77 $)
7.52 €
(9.00 $)
     -16.41 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 €
(4.79 $)
5.85 €
(7.00 $)
     +46.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(4.79 $)
6.48 €
(7.75 $)
     +61.95 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.12 €
(3.73 $)
3.63 €
(4.34 $)
     +16.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 €
(2.94 $)
1.89 €
(2.26 $)
     -22.91 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 €
(2.78 $)
1.56 €
(1.87 $)
     -32.75 %
Markets
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.80 €
(4.55 $)
2.81 €
(3.36 $)
     -26.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.56 €
(1.87 $)
2.38 €
(2.85 $)
     +52.64 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 €
(1.10 $)
2.16 €
(2.58 $)
     +134.51 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.66 €
(3.18 $)
2.19 €
(2.62 $)
     -17.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.65 €
(6.76 $)
5.46 €
(6.53 $)
     -3.37 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.01 €
(4.79 $)
4.58 €
(5.48 $)
     +14.30 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.96 €
(7.13 $)
6.18 €
(7.39 $)
     +3.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 €
(1.24 $)
2.13 €
(2.55 $)
     +106.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 €
(0.98 $)
0.70 €
(0.83 $)
     -15.18 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 €
(1.32 $)
2.04 €
(2.44 $)
     +84.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.05 €
(1.25 $)
2.32 €
(2.77 $)
     +121.14 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.71 €
(0.85 $)
0.65 €
(0.78 $)
     -8.62 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.65 €
(0.78 $)
1.71 €
(2.04 $)
     +161.24 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.25 €
(1.50 $)
1.78 €
(2.13 $)
     +42.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.12 €
(1.34 $)
1.89 €
(2.27 $)
     +68.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 €
(8.37 $)
12.54 €
(15.00 $)
     +79.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.51 €
(1.81 $)
2.69 €
(3.21 $)
     +77.40 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 €
(2.22 $)
2.75 €
(3.29 $)
     +47.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.70 €
(8.02 $)
10.03 €
(12.00 $)
     +49.71 %
Transportation
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.15 €
(2.57 $)
2.24 €
(2.67 $)
     +4.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 €
(59.82 $)
75.23 €
(90.00 $)
     +50.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 €
(5.08 $)
2.51 €
(3.00 $)
     -41.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 €
(3.85 $)
2.51 €
(3.00 $)
     -22.09 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(35.89 $)
23.40 €
(28.00 $)
     -21.99 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.39 €
(6.45 $)
2.12 €
(2.54 $)
     -60.72 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 €
(26,320.26 $)
19,224.73 €
(23,000.00 $)
     -12.61 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,260.00 €
(26,631.32 $)
17,821.69 €
(21,321.43 $)
     -19.94 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 125.92 €
(150.64 $)
144.21 €
(172.53 $)
     +14.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 €
(0.24 $)
0.07 €
(0.09 $)
     -64.10 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.10 €
(51.56 $)
56.10 €
(67.11 $)
     +30.17 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.30 €
(35.06 $)
51.19 €
(61.24 $)
     +74.69 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.47 €
(24.49 $)
17.91 €
(21.43 $)
     -12.49 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(14.36 $)
12.54 €
(15.00 $)
     +4.48 %
Childcare
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 742.50 €
(888.31 $)
1,440.54 €
(1,723.43 $)
     +94.01 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,134.55 €
(24,088.48 $)
21,941.27 €
(26,250.00 $)
     +8.97 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.52 €
(91.55 $)
39.55 €
(47.32 $)
     -48.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.45 €
(41.22 $)
30.82 €
(36.87 $)
     -10.56 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.46 €
(93.87 $)
65.87 €
(78.80 $)
     -16.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.20 €
(137.82 $)
97.26 €
(116.36 $)
     -15.57 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 847.06 €
(1,013.40 $)
2,177.46 €
(2,605.05 $)
     +157.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 689.42 €
(824.81 $)
1,617.62 €
(1,935.28 $)
     +134.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,483.33 €
(1,774.62 $)
3,657.37 €
(4,375.59 $)
     +146.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,228.81 €
(1,470.12 $)
2,453.36 €
(2,935.14 $)
     +99.65 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 314.94 €
(376.78 $)
831.21 €
(994.44 $)
     +163.93 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 251.37 €
(300.74 $)
407.22 €
(487.19 $)
     +62.00 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,465.80 €
(2,950.02 $)
4,241.41 €
(5,074.32 $)
     +72.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.65 3.98      +141.97 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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