Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Belgium Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Belgium are 9.19% higher than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Belgium are 5.77% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Belgium are 34.55% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Belgium are 17.23% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Belgium are 4.16% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Belgium is 25.20% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Belgium Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(12.32 €)
18.27 $
(15.00 €)
     +21.78 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 58.38 $
(47.93 €)
73.07 $
(60.00 €)
     +25.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(6.57 €)
10.35 $
(8.50 €)
     +29.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(4.11 €)
4.87 $
(4.00 €)
     -2.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(4.93 €)
4.26 $
(3.50 €)
     -28.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $
(3.51 €)
3.57 $
(2.93 €)
     -16.43 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 $
(1.56 €)
2.95 $
(2.42 €)
     +55.35 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $
(1.26 €)
2.61 $
(2.15 €)
     +70.41 %
Markets
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(2.65 €)
4.19 $
(3.44 €)
     +29.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 $
(2.02 €)
1.87 $
(1.53 €)
     -24.00 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1.49 €)
1.09 $
(0.89 €)
     -39.93 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.31 $
(1.90 €)
3.07 $
(2.52 €)
     +32.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.00 $
(4.10 €)
6.82 $
(5.60 €)
     +36.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.12 $
(3.38 €)
4.92 $
(4.04 €)
     +19.36 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.68 $
(4.66 €)
7.99 $
(6.56 €)
     +40.64 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(1.69 €)
1.25 $
(1.03 €)
     -38.94 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(0.58 €)
0.97 $
(0.80 €)
     +37.07 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(1.49 €)
1.30 $
(1.07 €)
     -27.89 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(1.59 €)
1.16 $
(0.96 €)
     -39.95 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(0.97 €)
0.79 $
(0.65 €)
     -32.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(0.97 €)
0.71 $
(0.59 €)
     -39.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(1.34 €)
1.35 $
(1.11 €)
     -17.04 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(1.48 €)
1.07 $
(0.88 €)
     -40.53 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(9.85 €)
7.92 $
(6.50 €)
     -34.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $
(1.96 €)
1.89 $
(1.55 €)
     -20.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 $
(2.31 €)
2.23 $
(1.83 €)
     -20.62 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(6.57 €)
8.37 $
(6.88 €)
     +4.66 %
Transportation
United States Edit Belgium Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(1.85 €)
3.04 $
(2.50 €)
     +35.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.00 $
(56.66 €)
59.67 $
(49.00 €)
     -13.52 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.67 €)
5.72 $
(4.70 €)
     +76.11 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(2.22 €)
3.92 $
(3.22 €)
     +45.18 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(24.63 €)
36.53 $
(30.00 €)
     +21.78 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.53 $
(2.08 €)
6.52 $
(5.35 €)
     +157.18 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(18,886.36 €)
30,445.26 $
(25,000.00 €)
     +32.37 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,521.42 $
(17,672.23 €)
28,783.50 $
(23,635.46 €)
     +33.74 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 163.47 $
(134.23 €)
168.44 $
(138.32 €)
     +3.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.11 €)
0.23 $
(0.19 €)
     +67.50 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.48 $
(53.77 €)
56.51 $
(46.40 €)
     -13.70 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.12 $
(30.48 €)
32.84 $
(26.97 €)
     -11.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.90 $
(13.05 €)
20.50 $
(16.83 €)
     +28.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(9.85 €)
13.40 $
(11.00 €)
     +11.63 %
Childcare
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 936.57 $
(769.06 €)
671.00 $
(550.99 €)
     -28.36 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,815.21 $
(12,986.60 €)
19,815.99 $
(16,271.82 €)
     +25.30 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Belgium Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.84 $
(36.00 €)
101.52 $
(83.36 €)
     +131.59 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.51 $
(29.16 €)
45.35 $
(37.24 €)
     +27.70 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.93 $
(62.35 €)
102.52 $
(84.19 €)
     +35.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.62 $
(78.52 €)
140.82 $
(115.63 €)
     +47.27 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,344.07 $
(1,103.68 €)
868.72 $
(713.35 €)
     -35.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,082.34 $
(888.76 €)
734.63 $
(603.24 €)
     -32.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,157.79 $
(1,771.86 €)
1,395.03 $
(1,145.52 €)
     -35.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,723.75 $
(1,415.45 €)
1,140.31 $
(936.36 €)
     -33.85 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 329.15 $
(270.28 €)
361.62 $
(296.94 €)
     +9.86 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 197.43 $
(162.12 €)
282.87 $
(232.27 €)
     +43.27 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,528.70 $
(2,897.58 €)
2,487.36 $
(2,042.49 €)
     -29.51 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 1.76      -57.27 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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