Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Belgium Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Belgium are 7.33% higher than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Belgium are 7.54% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Belgium are 36.17% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Belgium are 16.53% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Belgium are 6.67% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Belgium is 25.54% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Belgium Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(12.64 €)
17.80 $
(15.00 €)
     +18.64 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(50.57 €)
77.12 $
(65.00 €)
     +28.53 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(6.74 €)
10.08 $
(8.50 €)
     +26.06 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(4.21 €)
4.75 $
(4.00 €)
     -5.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(5.06 €)
4.15 $
(3.50 €)
     -30.79 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 $
(3.62 €)
3.44 $
(2.90 €)
     -19.92 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 $
(1.61 €)
2.85 $
(2.40 €)
     +49.31 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(1.30 €)
2.55 $
(2.15 €)
     +65.36 %
Markets
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.24 $
(2.73 €)
4.00 $
(3.37 €)
     +23.54 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 $
(2.09 €)
1.79 $
(1.51 €)
     -27.86 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(1.52 €)
1.01 $
(0.85 €)
     -44.23 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(1.94 €)
3.10 $
(2.61 €)
     +34.68 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 $
(4.24 €)
6.68 $
(5.63 €)
     +32.77 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.17 $
(3.52 €)
4.80 $
(4.05 €)
     +15.06 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.73 $
(4.83 €)
7.90 $
(6.66 €)
     +37.95 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(1.73 €)
1.21 $
(1.02 €)
     -40.95 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(0.60 €)
0.93 $
(0.78 €)
     +31.00 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(1.52 €)
1.23 $
(1.03 €)
     -31.83 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(1.63 €)
1.14 $
(0.96 €)
     -41.16 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(0.99 €)
0.73 $
(0.62 €)
     -37.43 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(0.99 €)
0.66 $
(0.56 €)
     -43.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(1.38 €)
1.29 $
(1.09 €)
     -21.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(1.52 €)
0.99 $
(0.83 €)
     -45.12 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(10.11 €)
8.31 $
(7.00 €)
     -30.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(2.07 €)
1.87 $
(1.58 €)
     -23.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 $
(2.39 €)
2.20 $
(1.86 €)
     -22.23 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(6.74 €)
8.31 $
(7.00 €)
     +3.81 %
Transportation
United States Edit Belgium Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(1.90 €)
2.91 $
(2.45 €)
     +29.19 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(54.79 €)
58.14 $
(49.00 €)
     -10.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(2.74 €)
5.58 $
(4.70 €)
     +71.58 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.61 $
(2.20 €)
3.82 $
(3.22 €)
     +46.47 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(25.29 €)
35.59 $
(30.00 €)
     +18.64 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.61 $
(2.20 €)
6.32 $
(5.33 €)
     +141.96 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(19,385.80 €)
29,299.02 $
(24,695.00 €)
     +27.39 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,636.67 $
(18,236.71 €)
28,201.57 $
(23,770.00 €)
     +30.34 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.78 $
(138.88 €)
167.76 $
(141.40 €)
     +1.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.12 €)
0.24 $
(0.21 €)
     +75.74 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.81 $
(55.47 €)
55.15 $
(46.48 €)
     -16.21 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.05 $
(31.23 €)
32.07 $
(27.03 €)
     -13.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.75 $
(13.27 €)
20.04 $
(16.89 €)
     +27.27 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(10.11 €)
13.05 $
(11.00 €)
     +8.76 %
Childcare
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 936.01 $
(788.93 €)
658.94 $
(555.40 €)
     -29.60 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,558.20 $
(13,113.40 €)
19,871.80 $
(16,749.17 €)
     +27.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Belgium Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.92 $
(37.02 €)
101.32 $
(85.40 €)
     +130.69 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.52 $
(29.94 €)
44.65 $
(37.63 €)
     +25.70 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.05 $
(64.10 €)
100.61 $
(84.80 €)
     +32.30 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.21 $
(81.09 €)
136.79 $
(115.30 €)
     +42.19 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,339.42 $
(1,128.94 €)
855.98 $
(721.47 €)
     -36.09 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,083.58 $
(913.31 €)
723.88 $
(610.13 €)
     -33.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,155.43 $
(1,816.73 €)
1,346.07 $
(1,134.55 €)
     -37.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,741.69 $
(1,468.00 €)
1,108.01 $
(933.90 €)
     -36.38 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 333.11 $
(280.76 €)
353.33 $
(297.81 €)
     +6.07 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.15 $
(167.85 €)
280.75 $
(236.64 €)
     +40.98 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Belgium Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,559.52 $
(3,000.18 €)
2,450.50 $
(2,065.43 €)
     -31.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 1.72      -57.45 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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