Cost of Living Comparison Between Belgium and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 6.88% lower than in Belgium (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 8.11% higher than in Belgium
Rent Prices in United States are 56.41% higher than in Belgium
Restaurant Prices in United States are 14.23% lower than in Belgium
Groceries Prices in United States are 7.26% higher than in Belgium
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 34.05% higher than in Belgium
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Restaurants
Belgium Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(17.82 $)
12.63 €
(15.00 $)
     -15.81 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 €
(77.21 $)
50.51 €
(60.00 $)
     -22.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.60 €
(10.22 $)
6.73 €
(8.00 $)
     -21.69 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 €
(4.75 $)
4.21 €
(5.00 $)
     +5.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.55 €
(4.22 $)
5.05 €
(6.00 $)
     +42.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 €
(3.43 $)
3.62 €
(4.30 $)
     +25.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 €
(2.87 $)
1.61 €
(1.91 $)
     -33.44 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 €
(2.56 $)
1.30 €
(1.54 $)
     -39.77 %
Markets
Belgium Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.41 €
(4.05 $)
2.73 €
(3.25 $)
     -19.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.52 €
(1.80 $)
2.09 €
(2.48 $)
     +37.57 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.85 €
(1.01 $)
1.52 €
(1.80 $)
     +78.92 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.62 €
(3.11 $)
1.94 €
(2.30 $)
     -26.07 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.66 €
(6.72 $)
4.23 €
(5.02 $)
     -25.30 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.06 €
(4.83 $)
3.52 €
(4.18 $)
     -13.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.61 €
(7.85 $)
4.84 €
(5.75 $)
     -26.74 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 €
(1.21 $)
1.73 €
(2.05 $)
     +69.50 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 €
(0.92 $)
0.60 €
(0.71 $)
     -23.41 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 €
(1.24 $)
1.52 €
(1.80 $)
     +45.48 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.96 €
(1.14 $)
1.64 €
(1.94 $)
     +70.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 €
(0.74 $)
0.99 €
(1.17 $)
     +58.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.56 €
(0.67 $)
0.99 €
(1.18 $)
     +77.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.08 €
(1.29 $)
1.38 €
(1.64 $)
     +27.57 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.83 €
(0.99 $)
1.52 €
(1.80 $)
     +82.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 €
(8.31 $)
10.10 €
(12.00 $)
     +44.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.57 €
(1.86 $)
2.09 €
(2.48 $)
     +33.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 €
(2.23 $)
2.40 €
(2.85 $)
     +27.54 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 €
(8.31 $)
6.73 €
(8.00 $)
     -3.79 %
Transportation
Belgium Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 €
(2.85 $)
1.85 €
(2.20 $)
     -22.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 €
(58.20 $)
54.72 €
(65.00 $)
     +11.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.94 €
(5.87 $)
2.74 €
(3.25 $)
     -44.61 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 €
(3.82 $)
2.21 €
(2.63 $)
     -31.21 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(35.64 $)
25.26 €
(30.00 $)
     -15.81 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.34 €
(6.34 $)
2.20 €
(2.61 $)
     -58.86 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,695.00 €
(29,333.96 $)
19,362.71 €
(23,000.00 $)
     -21.59 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,836.67 €
(28,314.39 $)
18,245.14 €
(21,672.50 $)
     -23.46 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Belgium Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 142.90 €
(169.74 $)
139.11 €
(165.24 $)
     -2.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 €
(0.24 $)
0.12 €
(0.14 $)
     -43.18 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.55 €
(55.30 $)
55.49 €
(65.91 $)
     +19.19 %
Sports And Leisure
Belgium Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.35 €
(32.49 $)
31.23 €
(37.10 $)
     +14.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.20 €
(20.43 $)
13.31 €
(15.81 $)
     -22.59 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 €
(13.07 $)
10.10 €
(12.00 $)
     -8.16 %
Childcare
Belgium Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 573.24 €
(680.93 $)
790.53 €
(939.03 $)
     +37.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,218.00 €
(20,452.40 $)
13,111.30 €
(15,574.26 $)
     -23.85 %
Clothing And Shoes
Belgium Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.17 €
(102.35 $)
36.95 €
(43.89 $)
     -57.12 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.97 €
(45.10 $)
29.93 €
(35.55 $)
     -21.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.30 €
(100.14 $)
64.13 €
(76.18 $)
     -23.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.04 €
(135.47 $)
81.18 €
(96.44 $)
     -28.81 %
Rent Per Month
Belgium Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 723.06 €
(858.89 $)
1,124.02 €
(1,335.17 $)
     +55.45 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 610.35 €
(725.01 $)
911.06 €
(1,082.21 $)
     +49.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,144.41 €
(1,359.39 $)
1,828.20 €
(2,171.63 $)
     +59.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 943.76 €
(1,121.05 $)
1,478.48 €
(1,756.22 $)
     +56.66 %
Buy Apartment Price
Belgium Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 300.09 €
(356.47 $)
280.69 €
(333.42 $)
     -6.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 239.10 €
(284.02 $)
168.06 €
(199.63 $)
     -29.71 %
Salaries And Financing
Belgium Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,066.82 €
(2,455.07 $)
2,995.18 €
(3,557.83 $)
     +44.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.71 4.01      +135.22 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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