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Cost of Living in Belgium

Cost of living in Belgium is 5.15% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Belgium is 34.06% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 45.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 € 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.40-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.69 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.18 € 1.50-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.96 € 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.63 € 2.46-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.59 € 1.08-2.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 € 0.45-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.46 € 1.30-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.61 € 3.63-9.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.03 € 2.43-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.47 € 3.63-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.88 € 0.59-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.54-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.59-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.59-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 € 0.36-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.56 € 0.23-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.12 € 0.89-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.82 € 0.45-1.20
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 5.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.32 € 0.80-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.90 € 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.50 € 6.00-7.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.20 € 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 37.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 € 2.50-8.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 2.90-3.70
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 € 30.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.24 € 4.81-5.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,430.00 € 18,730.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,082.96 € 18,450.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 137.11 € 89.47-212.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 € 0.10-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.20 € 30.00-60.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.61 € 20.00-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.28 € 10.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.50 € 9.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 556.48 € 310.83-800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,081.25 € 10,000.00-28,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 85.83 € 50.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.80 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.94 € 65.00-115.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.07 € 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 713.50 € 550.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 596.18 € 500.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,127.06 € 850.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 913.91 € 700.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 275.00 € 185.80-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 228.89 € 162.58-311.22
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,898.91 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.17 1.80-3.00

Prices in Belgium

These data are based on 6259 entries in the past 18 months from 717 different contributors.
Last update: August 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Belgium

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Brussels 74.53 30.73 53.69 63.39 84.54 99.73
Gent 73.38 25.07 50.40 57.21 84.92 93.91
Leuven 72.09 26.37 50.34 58.96 76.08 97.14
Antwerp 71.57 24.80 49.32 55.78 84.09 97.14
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