Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Antwerp 

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Consumer Prices in Antwerp are 2.12% lower than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Antwerp are 7.75% lower than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Antwerp are 22.16% lower than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Antwerp are 3.78% lower than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Antwerp are 1.99% higher than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Antwerp is 3.66% lower than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 15.00 €      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 € 60.00 €      -7.69 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00 €      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 4.00 €      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.95 €      -1.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.98 € 2.83 €      -5.04 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 € 2.47 €      +7.25 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 € 2.17 €      +0.61 %
Markets
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.87 € 3.27 €      -15.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.48 € 1.52 €      +2.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.99 €      +22.43 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.79 € 2.78 €      -0.37 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.77 € 5.05 €      -12.37 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.21 € 3.99 €      -5.25 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.94 € 7.14 €      +20.18 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 € 1.04 €      +1.76 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.84 €      +8.32 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.06 € 1.17 €      +10.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.06 € 1.06 €      +0.30 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.65 € 0.66 €      +2.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.60 €      -3.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.31 € 1.04 €      -20.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.08 € 0.94 €      -13.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 6.75 €      -3.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.76 € 1.55 €      -11.99 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 € 1.80 €      -23.53 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 € 7.45 €      +6.43 %
Transportation
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 2.30 €      -8.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 € 49.00 €      -2.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.98 € 3.00 €      -39.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.12 € 3.22 €      +3.09 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 34.90 €      +16.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.17 € 5.59 €      +8.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 25,000.00 €      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,980.00 € 22,684.29 €      -1.29 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 138.73 € 130.73 €      -5.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 € 0.21 €      -12.81 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.92 € 46.71 €      +1.73 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.71 € 26.19 €      -24.54 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.23 € 20.43 €      -3.80 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 10.00 €      -16.67 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 799.15 € 336.00 €      -57.96 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,942.22 € 12,125.00 €      -42.10 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.26 € 79.45 €      -1.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.33 € 39.54 €      -1.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.79 € 79.29 €      -3.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.93 € 113.67 €      -7.53 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 866.84 € 739.40 €      -14.70 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 718.33 € 615.46 €      -14.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,544.84 € 1,138.46 €      -26.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,277.33 € 931.82 €      -27.05 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 344.90 € 271.41 €      -21.31 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 289.24 € 214.78 €      -25.74 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Antwerp Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,521.63 € 2,241.16 €      -11.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.53 1.56      +1.53 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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