Cost of Living Comparison Between Paris and Brussels 

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Consumer Prices in Brussels are 14.70% lower than in Paris (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Brussels are 22.15% lower than in Paris
Rent Prices in Brussels are 36.30% lower than in Paris
Restaurant Prices in Brussels are 5.83% lower than in Paris
Groceries Prices in Brussels are 25.65% lower than in Paris
Local Purchasing Power in Brussels is 7.62% higher than in Paris
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Restaurants
Paris Edit Brussels Edit Difference
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) 9.00 € 9.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 4.00 €      -33.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 € 4.00 €      -33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 € 3.09 €      -17.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.08 € 2.28 €      -26.18 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 € 2.08 €      -5.03 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.10 € 3.81 €      -7.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.71 € 1.50 €      -11.97 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.89 € 0.84 €      -5.99 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.88 € 2.88 €      -25.69 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.73 € 5.68 €      -26.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.71 € 4.17 €      -26.98 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.12 € 5.72 €      -37.27 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.27 € 1.00 €      -21.58 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 € 0.80 €      -11.74 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.28 € 1.05 €      -18.04 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 € 1.04 €      -28.30 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.65 €      -29.12 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 € 0.62 €      -46.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.48 € 1.28 €      -13.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 € 1.10 €      +25.61 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.50 € 7.00 €      -6.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.88 € 1.75 €      -6.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 € 1.97 €      -20.56 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 € 6.95 €      -30.50 %
Transportation
Paris Edit Brussels Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.90 € 2.40 €      +26.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 € 50.00 €      -33.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 € 4.94 €      -1.20 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 € 3.12 €      +29.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 41.05 € 30.00 €      -26.92 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.72 € 5.24 €      -8.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,325.00 € 25,000.00 €      +17.23 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,469.23 € 22,977.50 €      -9.78 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Paris Edit Brussels Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.42 € 132.46 €      -24.05 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 € 0.23 €      +7.17 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.42 € 44.00 €      +60.47 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.34 € 34.07 €      -8.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.56 € 21.10 €      +7.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 € 12.00 €      +9.09 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 810.00 € 786.58 €      -2.89 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,400.00 € 21,275.56 €      +38.15 %
Clothing And Shoes
Paris Edit Brussels Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.84 € 81.67 €      -12.04 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.37 € 35.16 €      -5.92 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.29 € 83.41 €      -7.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.00 € 118.75 €      -20.83 %
Rent Per Month
Paris Edit Brussels Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,233.61 € 852.90 €      -30.86 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 870.35 € 709.14 €      -18.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,859.62 € 1,528.40 €      -46.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,852.48 € 1,271.92 €      -31.34 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,286.41 € 340.05 €      -73.57 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 963.43 € 275.41 €      -71.41 %
Salaries And Financing
Paris Edit Brussels Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,920.00 € 2,446.49 €      -16.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.16 1.56      +33.78 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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