Cost of Living Comparison Between Dublin and Brussels 

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Consumer Prices in Brussels are 6.18% lower than in Dublin (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Brussels are 22.73% lower than in Dublin
Rent Prices in Brussels are 46.66% lower than in Dublin
Restaurant Prices in Brussels are 7.41% lower than in Dublin
Groceries Prices in Brussels are 1.16% higher than in Dublin
Local Purchasing Power in Brussels is 5.79% higher than in Dublin
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Restaurants
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 15.00 €      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 € 60.00 €      -14.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 9.00 €      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.70 € 4.14 €      -27.31 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 € 4.00 €      -27.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.48 € 3.00 €      -13.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 € 2.37 €      +27.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 € 2.11 €      +38.33 %
Markets
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.67 € 3.89 €      +5.86 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.38 € 1.50 €      +9.06 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.80 €      +30.58 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.04 € 2.86 €      -6.18 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.40 € 5.65 €      +66.26 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.75 € 4.33 €      +15.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.51 € 6.14 €      +36.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.99 € 1.02 €      +3.82 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.78 €      -0.84 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 € 1.09 €      +11.86 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.32 € 1.14 €      -13.32 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.60 €      -1.15 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 € 0.61 €      +18.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 € 1.33 €      +41.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.24 € 1.09 €      -11.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 7.00 €      -41.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.74 € 1.82 €      -33.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.78 € 2.56 €      -7.98 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.50 € 7.25 €      -50.00 %
Transportation
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 € 2.45 €      -18.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 € 50.00 €      -61.54 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 4.98 €      +24.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.86 € 3.12 €      +8.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.00 € 30.00 €      +15.38 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.07 € 5.75 €      -5.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,000.00 € 25,000.00 €      -13.79 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,489.36 € 25,261.43 €      -4.64 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.75 € 148.11 €      -8.44 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 € 0.28 €      -5.74 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.12 € 46.16 €      -11.44 %
Sports And Leisure
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.50 € 35.39 €      -10.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.50 € 21.39 €      +47.51 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 12.00 €      0.00 %
Childcare
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,053.60 € 766.67 €      -27.23 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,841.67 € 21,925.71 €      +147.98 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.96 € 83.08 €      +3.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.53 € 36.23 €      +4.92 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.70 € 79.65 €      -3.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.41 € 116.62 €      +31.90 %
Rent Per Month
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,701.43 € 899.88 €      -47.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,465.62 € 724.70 €      -50.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,966.67 € 1,563.08 €      -47.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,297.12 € 1,298.85 €      -43.46 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 565.61 € 348.48 €      -38.39 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 349.33 € 294.81 €      -15.61 %
Salaries And Financing
Dublin Edit Brussels Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,047.01 € 2,490.49 €      -18.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.20 1.49      -53.46 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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