Cost of Living Comparison Between Luxembourg and Brussels 

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Consumer Prices in Brussels are 8.5% higher than in Luxembourg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Brussels are 6.8% lower than in Luxembourg
Rent Prices in Brussels are 31.2% lower than in Luxembourg
Restaurant Prices in Brussels are 2.0% lower than in Luxembourg
Groceries Prices in Brussels are 3.6% higher than in Luxembourg
Local Purchasing Power in Brussels is 36.5% lower than in Luxembourg
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Restaurants
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.73 € 18.00 €      -3.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 80.00 €      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 € 11.00 €      +4.8 %
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) 3.48 € 3.56 €      +2.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 € 2.46 €      -20.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 € 2.36 €      -23.9 %
Markets
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.06 € 5.36 €      +5.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.43 € 2.27 €      -6.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.04 € 1.23 €      +18.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.57 € 3.77 €      +5.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.77 € 7.10 €      +4.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.09 € 4.88 €      -4.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.55 € 7.83 €      -8.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.14 € 1.13 €      -0.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.82 €      +10.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.09 € 1.20 €      +10.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.84 € 1.19 €      -35.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.69 € 0.80 €      +16.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.68 € 0.77 €      +12.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 € 1.65 €      +5.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.59 € 1.14 €      +92.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 8.00 €      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.33 € 2.25 €      +69.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 € 3.29 €      +76.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.50 € 8.50 €      +54.5 %
Transportation
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.00 € 2.50 €     
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 € 49.00 €     
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 € 5.00 €      +25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 € 3.46 €      -28.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.50 € 30.00 €      -1.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 € 6.59 €      +14.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,218.00 € 28,500.00 €      +13.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,565.80 € 27,800.00 €      +4.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202.55 € 218.73 €      +8.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 17.18 € 22.42 €      +30.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.90 € 53.07 €      +13.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.17 € 30.83 €      -9.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.44 € 22.85 €      +23.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 13.00 €      +8.3 %
Childcare
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,084.82 € 903.57 €      -16.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,580.50 € 21,266.67 €      +28.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.75 € 93.93 €      +59.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.61 € 43.50 €      +42.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.12 € 105.42 €      +22.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.67 € 134.55 €      +48.4 %
Rent Per Month
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,717.31 € 1,072.95 €      -37.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,352.59 € 905.00 €      -33.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,676.24 € 1,866.67 €      -30.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,157.40 € 1,590.43 €      -26.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 988.28 € 369.29 €      -62.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 695.40 € 325.74 €      -53.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Luxembourg Edit Brussels Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,804.13 € 2,840.41 €      -40.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.52 3.38      +34.5 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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