Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Vienna 

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Consumer Prices in Vienna are 10.5% lower than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vienna are 11.2% lower than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Vienna are 12.9% lower than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Vienna are 11.0% lower than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Vienna are 6.7% lower than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Vienna is 21.3% higher than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 13.00 €      -13.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 € 60.00 €      -14.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 9.00 €      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 4.25 €      -15.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 4.00 €      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 € 3.56 €      +6.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 € 2.61 €      +9.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 € 2.08 €      -16.3 %
Markets
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 € 4.87 €      +16.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.78 € 1.64 €      -8.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.85 €      +3.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.00 € 3.56 €      +18.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.77 € 4.95 €      -14.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.37 € 4.69 €      +7.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.67 € 6.74 €      -12.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 € 1.02 €      -1.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 € 0.75 €      +7.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.07 € 1.05 €      -2.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.18 € 1.33 €      +12.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.70 €      +15.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 € 0.61 €      +14.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.46 € 1.45 €      -0.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 € 0.59 €      -39.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 6.00 €      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 € 0.98 €      -53.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.16 € 1.42 €      -55.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 € 6.00 €      -25.0 %
Transportation
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 2.40 €      -4.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 € 39.00 €      -22.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.90 € 4.00 €      -18.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.49 €      -22.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 25.00 €      -16.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.10 € 6.83 €      -3.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 23,460.00 €      -6.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,730.00 € 19,579.41 €      -26.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197.44 € 194.64 €      -1.4 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 € 0.05 €      -81.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.73 € 29.64 €      -41.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.73 € 28.75 €      -6.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.39 € 19.38 €      -13.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 11.00 €      -8.3 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 860.71 € 256.52 €      -70.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,260.00 € 11,100.00 €      -50.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.42 € 84.63 €      +5.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.64 € 29.03 €      -2.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.08 € 82.58 €      -7.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.18 € 106.59 €      -10.6 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 969.20 € 879.96 €      -9.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 793.68 € 661.11 €      -16.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,662.73 € 1,596.03 €      -4.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,455.26 € 1,116.34 €      -23.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 362.27 € 735.90 €      +103.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 305.86 € 450.02 €      +47.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Vienna Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,697.81 € 2,906.45 €      +7.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.80 2.03      +12.7 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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