Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Frankfurt 

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Consumer Prices in Frankfurt are 1.2% higher than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Frankfurt are 5.0% higher than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Frankfurt are 14.5% higher than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Frankfurt are 9.9% lower than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Frankfurt are 4.3% lower than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Frankfurt is 18.3% higher than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 14.00 €      -6.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 € 60.00 €      -14.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.84 €      -1.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 4.00 €      -20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 3.50 €      -30.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 € 3.17 €      -5.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 € 2.58 €      +8.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 € 2.41 €      -3.3 %
Markets
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 € 4.21 €      +0.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.78 € 1.68 €      -6.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.95 €      +14.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.00 € 2.91 €      -3.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.77 € 5.89 €      +2.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.37 € 4.82 €      +10.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.67 € 7.25 €      -5.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 € 1.20 €      +15.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 € 0.75 €      +7.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.07 € 0.96 €      -10.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.18 € 0.83 €      -29.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.74 €      +22.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 € 0.46 €      -14.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.46 € 1.38 €      -5.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 € 0.55 €      -44.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 6.00 €      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 € 0.89 €      -57.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.16 € 1.48 €      -53.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 € 7.20 €      -10.0 %
Transportation
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 2.85 €      +14.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 € 93.60 €      +87.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.90 € 3.50 €      -28.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 3.06 €      -5.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 33.00 €      +10.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.10 € 7.58 €      +6.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 25,000.00 €      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,730.00 € 23,095.00 €      -13.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197.44 € 323.92 €      +64.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 € 0.09 €      -63.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.73 € 35.27 €      -30.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.73 € 45.10 €      +46.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.39 € 19.11 €      -14.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 12.00 €      0.0 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 860.71 € 634.78 €      -26.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,260.00 € 11,566.67 €      -48.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.42 € 76.56 €      -4.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.64 € 34.15 €      +15.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.08 € 85.84 €      -3.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.18 € 126.15 €      +5.8 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 969.20 € 1,133.48 €      +16.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 793.68 € 847.83 €      +6.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,662.73 € 2,091.19 €      +25.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,455.26 € 1,516.67 €      +4.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 362.27 € 832.04 €      +129.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 305.86 € 566.03 €      +85.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Frankfurt Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,697.81 € 3,352.22 €      +24.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.80 2.98      +65.6 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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