Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Leuven 

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Consumer Prices in Leuven are 27.5% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Leuven are 44.7% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Leuven are 66.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Leuven are 30.6% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Leuven are 18.2% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Leuven is 16.6% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Leuven Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(21.01 €)
11.14 £
(13.00 €)
     -38.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(93.36 €)
54.84 £
(64.00 €)
     -31.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.34 €)
7.71 £
(9.00 €)
     -3.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(7.53 €)
3.51 £
(4.10 €)
     -45.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(5.84 €)
2.57 £
(3.00 €)
     -48.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(4.19 €)
3.10 £
(3.62 €)
     -13.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £
(2.29 €)
2.36 £
(2.75 €)
     +19.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £
(1.82 €)
2.01 £
(2.35 €)
     +29.5 %
Markets
London Edit Leuven Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £
(5.77 €)
3.73 £
(4.36 €)
     -24.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(1.59 €)
1.35 £
(1.58 €)
     -0.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.06 €)
0.83 £
(0.96 €)
     -8.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £
(3.86 €)
2.33 £
(2.72 €)
     -29.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £
(4.00 €)
4.05 £
(4.72 €)
     +18.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
3.96 £
(4.63 €)
     +13.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.56 £
(6.49 €)
5.90 £
(6.89 €)
     +6.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.30 €)
0.85 £
(0.99 €)
     -23.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 £
(0.65 €)
0.77 £
(0.89 €)
     +37.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £
(1.37 €)
0.63 £
(0.73 €)
     -46.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(1.76 €)
0.90 £
(1.04 €)
     -40.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.66 £
(0.77 €)
     +19.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.47 £
(0.55 €)
     -13.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £
(1.11 €)
1.04 £
(1.21 €)
     +8.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 £
(1.49 €)
0.71 £
(0.83 €)
     -44.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(10.50 €)
6.00 £
(7.00 €)
     -33.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(2.39 €)
1.39 £
(1.63 €)
     -31.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(2.84 €)
1.82 £
(2.12 €)
     -25.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.51 €)
6.43 £
(7.50 €)
     -57.2 %
Transportation
London Edit Leuven Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.27 €)
2.14 £
(2.50 €)
     -23.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(233.41 €)
33.85 £
(39.50 €)
     -83.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.67 €)
4.50 £
(5.25 €)
     +12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.66 €)
3.45 £
(4.02 €)
     +10.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.01 €)
25.71 £
(30.00 €)
     -14.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(6.66 €)
5.82 £
(6.79 €)
     +2.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,280.00 £
(30,669.76 €)
21,421.75 £
(25,000.00 €)
     -18.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(30,636.31 €)
22,435.43 £
(26,183.00 €)
     -14.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Leuven Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 280.60 £
(327.47 €)
194.91 £
(227.47 €)
     -30.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.98 £
(17.48 €)
16.17 £
(18.87 €)
     +8.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.76 £
(37.07 €)
36.31 £
(42.38 €)
     +14.3 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Leuven Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.98 £
(55.99 €)
23.94 £
(27.94 €)
     -50.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.53 £
(15.79 €)
9.21 £
(10.75 €)
     -31.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.51 €)
9.60 £
(11.20 €)
     -36.0 %
Childcare
London Edit Leuven Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,829.08 £
(2,134.61 €)
369.88 £
(431.67 €)
     -79.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(23,404.67 €)
12,583.14 £
(14,685.00 €)
     -37.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Leuven Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £
(98.19 €)
72.71 £
(84.86 €)
     -13.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(47.04 €)
26.56 £
(31.00 €)
     -34.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £
(102.95 €)
58.37 £
(68.12 €)
     -33.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.00 £
(113.20 €)
105.27 £
(122.86 €)
     +8.5 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Leuven Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(2,572.35 €)
745.73 £
(870.29 €)
     -66.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £
(1,894.69 €)
649.66 £
(758.18 €)
     -60.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(4,861.16 €)
1,228.18 £
(1,433.33 €)
     -70.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,759.76 £
(3,220.74 €)
1,001.68 £
(1,169.00 €)
     -63.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Leuven Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(1,471.89 €)
421.97 £
(492.45 €)
     -66.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.88 £
(805.12 €)
302.14 £
(352.61 €)
     -56.2 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Leuven Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,219.96 £
(3,757.81 €)
2,076.77 £
(2,423.67 €)
     -35.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 3.24      -42.0 %
Last update: March 2024February 2024
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