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Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Mechelen 

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Rent Prices in Mechelen are 17.92% lower than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Mechelen are 1.21% lower than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Mechelen are 7.47% 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 € 2.73 €      -9.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.33 € 2.31 €      -0.99 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 € 2.00 €      -7.72 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.13 € 3.79 €      -8.40 %
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 € 2.21 €      -21.65 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.17 € 5.44 €      -11.82 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.33 € 4.24 €      -2.01 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.02 € 6.35 €      +5.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 € 0.91 €      -8.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.73 €      -1.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.91 €      -13.04 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.93 €      -4.78 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.45 €      -28.06 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.39 €      -35.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 € 1.00 €      -25.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.95 € 0.83 €      -12.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 6.00 €      -14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.16 € 1.06 €      -8.39 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 € 1.30 €      -31.02 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.65 € 6.60 €      -0.75 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 € 2.25 €      +7.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 47.50 €      -3.06 %
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 € 35.00 €      +16.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.50 € 5.43 €      -1.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,200.00 € 23,000.00 €      +13.86 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,619.09 € 24,516.67 €      +13.40 %
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 € 0.22 €      -6.82 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.33 € 47.00 €      +3.68 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.68 € 20.00 €      -22.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.28 € ?     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 € 10.95 €      -0.45 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 649.14 € 350.00 €      -46.08 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,914.29 € 10,000.00 €      -44.18 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.17 € 86.55 €      +15.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.85 € 33.26 €      +1.27 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.88 € 92.39 €      +18.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.42 € 125.39 €      +8.64 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 827.65 € 730.00 €      -11.80 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 690.22 € 650.00 €      -5.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,433.55 € 1,037.50 €      -27.63 %
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 € 244.94 €      -17.82 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 240.62 € 244.94 €      +1.80 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,213.44 € 1,737.50 €      -21.50 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.73 1.80      +4.03 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
Contributors:30618
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: EUR