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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Leuven 

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Consumer Prices in Leuven are 2.76% lower than in Brussels
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Leuven are 7.10% lower than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Leuven are 18.54% lower than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Leuven are 1.05% lower than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Leuven are 6.21% lower than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Leuven is 2.47% lower than in Brussels
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 15.00 €      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 60.00 €      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 8.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 4.00 €      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00 €      -25.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.03 € 2.75 €      -9.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 € 2.10 €      -9.02 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 € 2.12 €      -1.95 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.13 € 3.57 €      -13.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.64 € 1.49 €      -8.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.77 €      -29.68 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.82 € 3.00 €      +6.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.17 € 4.35 €      -29.46 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.33 € 3.81 €      -12.02 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.02 € 6.35 €      +5.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 € 0.97 €      -2.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.82 €      +10.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 € 1.04 €      0.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.98 €      0.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.61 €      -3.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.54 €      -10.23 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 € 1.20 €      -10.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.95 € 0.80 €      -15.89 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 6.50 €      -7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.16 € 1.28 €      +10.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 € 1.88 €      0.00 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.65 € 6.55 €      -1.50 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 € 3.00 €      +42.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 34.50 €      -29.59 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 € 3.00 €      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.14 € 3.34 €      +6.41 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 30.00 €      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.50 € 5.39 €      -1.87 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,200.00 € 20,490.00 €      +1.44 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,619.09 € 22,185.00 €      +2.62 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 124.10 € 135.45 €      +9.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 € 0.19 €      -16.73 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.33 € 45.33 €      +0.00 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.68 € 32.00 €      +24.60 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.28 € 8.67 €      -46.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 € 11.00 €      0.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 649.14 € 462.50 €      -28.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,914.29 € 11,500.00 €      -35.81 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.17 € 80.00 €      +6.42 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.85 € 32.85 €      0.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.88 € 83.33 €      +7.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.42 € 125.24 €      +8.51 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 827.65 € 682.14 €      -17.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 690.22 € 570.91 €      -17.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,433.55 € 1,133.33 €      -20.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,132.95 € 916.67 €      -19.09 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 298.06 € 340.64 €      +14.29 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 240.62 € 255.48 €      +6.18 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,213.44 € 2,005.50 €      -9.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.73 1.97      +14.02 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:30465
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: EUR