Cost of Living Comparison Between Brussels and Stockholm 

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Consumer Prices in Stockholm are 1.5% higher than in Brussels (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Stockholm are 6.6% higher than in Brussels
Rent Prices in Stockholm are 19.4% higher than in Brussels
Restaurant Prices in Stockholm are 7.4% lower than in Brussels
Groceries Prices in Stockholm are 6.8% higher than in Brussels
Local Purchasing Power in Stockholm is 3.2% lower than in Brussels
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Restaurants
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(170.10 kr)
11.46 €
(130.00 kr)
     -23.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 €
(793.81 kr)
70.55 €
(800.00 kr)
     +0.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 €
(102.06 kr)
7.94 €
(90.00 kr)
     -11.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(56.70 kr)
6.17 €
(70.00 kr)
     +23.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 €
(56.70 kr)
6.17 €
(70.00 kr)
     +23.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 €
(37.86 kr)
3.66 €
(41.50 kr)
     +9.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 €
(26.97 kr)
2.07 €
(23.50 kr)
     -12.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 €
(28.23 kr)
1.98 €
(22.46 kr)
     -20.4 %
Markets
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 €
(47.49 kr)
5.11 €
(57.95 kr)
     +22.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.78 €
(20.22 kr)
2.37 €
(26.93 kr)
     +33.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 €
(9.36 kr)
1.17 €
(13.24 kr)
     +41.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.00 €
(34.03 kr)
3.52 €
(39.96 kr)
     +17.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.77 €
(65.38 kr)
4.15 €
(47.06 kr)
     -28.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.37 €
(49.57 kr)
4.85 €
(54.97 kr)
     +10.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.67 €
(86.99 kr)
8.00 €
(90.76 kr)
     +4.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 €
(11.74 kr)
1.26 €
(14.32 kr)
     +21.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 €
(7.91 kr)
1.07 €
(12.16 kr)
     +53.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.07 €
(12.16 kr)
1.09 €
(12.36 kr)
     +1.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.18 €
(13.41 kr)
1.63 €
(18.52 kr)
     +38.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 €
(6.88 kr)
0.58 €
(6.63 kr)
     -3.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 €
(6.05 kr)
0.56 €
(6.30 kr)
     +4.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.46 €
(16.58 kr)
2.14 €
(24.25 kr)
     +46.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 €
(11.10 kr)
1.35 €
(15.35 kr)
     +38.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 €
(90.72 kr)
9.70 €
(110.00 kr)
     +21.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 €
(23.67 kr)
1.85 €
(20.95 kr)
     -11.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.16 €
(35.88 kr)
2.19 €
(24.78 kr)
     -30.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 €
(90.72 kr)
6.13 €
(69.50 kr)
     -23.4 %
Transportation
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 €
(28.35 kr)
3.44 €
(39.00 kr)
     +37.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 €
(567.00 kr)
85.54 €
(970.00 kr)
     +71.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.90 €
(55.57 kr)
4.85 €
(55.00 kr)
     -1.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 €
(36.50 kr)
3.97 €
(45.06 kr)
     +23.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(340.20 kr)
44.97 €
(510.00 kr)
     +49.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.10 €
(80.52 kr)
7.33 €
(83.15 kr)
     +3.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 €
(283,501.99 kr)
26,454.84 €
(300,000.00 kr)
     +5.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,730.00 €
(303,120.32 kr)
28,549.18 €
(323,750.00 kr)
     +6.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197.44 €
(2,239.02 kr)
108.82 €
(1,234.05 kr)
     -44.9 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 €
(2.85 kr)
0.13 €
(1.43 kr)
     -49.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.73 €
(575.23 kr)
31.34 €
(355.41 kr)
     -38.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30.73 €
(348.45 kr)
39.75 €
(450.77 kr)
     +29.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.39 €
(253.89 kr)
30.86 €
(350.00 kr)
     +37.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(136.08 kr)
13.23 €
(150.00 kr)
     +10.2 %
Childcare
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 860.71 €
(9,760.57 kr)
124.73 €
(1,414.42 kr)
     -85.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,260.00 €
(252,430.17 kr)
7,716.00 €
(87,500.00 kr)
     -65.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.42 €
(911.93 kr)
77.93 €
(883.75 kr)
     -3.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.64 €
(336.08 kr)
36.25 €
(411.05 kr)
     +22.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.08 €
(1,010.21 kr)
88.28 €
(1,001.12 kr)
     -0.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.18 €
(1,351.53 kr)
117.63 €
(1,333.92 kr)
     -1.3 %
Rent Per Month
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 969.20 €
(10,990.83 kr)
1,319.95 €
(14,968.34 kr)
     +36.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 793.68 €
(9,000.39 kr)
945.96 €
(10,727.27 kr)
     +19.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,662.73 €
(18,855.46 kr)
2,105.39 €
(23,875.32 kr)
     +26.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,455.26 €
(16,502.80 kr)
1,456.31 €
(16,514.71 kr)
     +0.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 362.27 €
(4,108.20 kr)
921.27 €
(10,447.26 kr)
     +154.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 305.86 €
(3,468.51 kr)
560.41 €
(6,355.13 kr)
     +83.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Brussels Edit Stockholm Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,697.81 €
(30,593.38 kr)
2,784.85 €
(31,580.42 kr)
     +3.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.80 2.92      +62.5 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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