Cost of Living Comparison Between Luxembourg and Brussels 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Brussels are 8.0% lower than in Luxembourg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Brussels are 19.3% lower than in Luxembourg
Rent Prices in Brussels are 38.3% lower than in Luxembourg
Restaurant Prices in Brussels are 17.5% lower than in Luxembourg
Groceries Prices in Brussels are 13.7% lower than in Luxembourg
Local Purchasing Power in Brussels is 22.0% lower than in Luxembourg
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Restaurants
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 € 15.00 €      -25.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 70.00 €      -12.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 € 9.00 €      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 5.00 €      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 5.00 €      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.61 € 3.29 €      -8.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 € 2.36 €      -16.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 € 2.42 €      -19.1 %
Markets
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.73 € 4.19 €      -11.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.78 € 1.78 €      -35.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.02 € 0.83 €      -19.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.40 € 3.00 €      -11.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.01 € 5.77 €      -36.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.18 € 4.37 €      -15.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.41 € 7.67 €      -8.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 € 1.04 €      -13.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 € 0.70 €      +7.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 € 1.07 €      -2.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 € 1.18 €      -30.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 € 0.61 €      -10.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 € 0.53 €      -50.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 € 1.46 €      -6.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.58 € 0.98 €      +68.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.50 € 8.00 €      -5.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.50 € 2.09 €      +39.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 € 3.16 €      +73.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.40 € 8.00 €      +48.1 %
Transportation
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.00 € 2.50 €     
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 € 50.00 €     
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 € 4.90 €      +8.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 € 3.22 €      -33.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.75 € 30.00 €      -8.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.11 € 7.10 €      +16.1 %
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) 25,936.54 € 26,730.00 €      +3.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 257.69 € 197.44 €      -23.4 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 € 0.25 €      +246.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.66 € 50.73 €      -1.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.41 € 30.73 €      -30.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.38 € 22.39 €      +4.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 12.00 €      0.0 %
Childcare
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 889.38 € 860.71 €      -3.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,955.50 € 22,260.00 €      +31.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.17 € 80.42 €      +5.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.20 € 29.64 €      -22.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.85 € 89.08 €      -12.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.11 € 119.18 €      +10.2 %
Rent Per Month
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,604.35 € 969.20 €      -39.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,329.46 € 793.68 €      -40.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,740.91 € 1,662.73 €      -39.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,151.19 € 1,455.26 €      -32.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,083.16 € 362.27 €      -66.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 805.24 € 305.86 €      -62.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,302.49 € 2,707.06 €      -37.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.85 1.80      -2.6 %
Last update: January 2023February 2023
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