Cost of Living in Belgium

Cost of living in Belgium is 6.78% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Belgium is, on average, 35.36% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 € 10.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 45.00-110.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.15 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 2.70-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.90 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 € 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.15 € 1.50-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 € 2.27-6.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.59 € 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 € 0.45-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.50 € 1.32-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.61 € 2.72-9.98
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.94 € 2.27-5.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.45 € 3.63-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.45-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.45-1.59
Oranges (1 lb) 1.08 € 0.68-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.45-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.36-1.24
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.33-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.13 € 0.80-1.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 € 0.39-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 4.90-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.47 € 0.76-2.27
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 € 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.80 € 6.40-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 1.60-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 € 32.00-55.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.98 € 2.50-8.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 € 2.90-5.31
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 € 30.00-41.55
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.40 € 4.69-6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 € 20,000.00-25,780.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,503.96 € 21,000.00-26,122.26
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.77 € 93.50-220.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 € 0.08-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.55 € 34.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.28 € 18.00-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.48 € 12.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 € 9.00-14.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 559.81 € 300.00-850.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,152.17 € 8,000.00-29,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.23 € 40.00-115.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.39 € 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.81 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.53 € 70.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 720.99 € 600.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 602.47 € 500.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,162.65 € 850.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 951.71 € 760.00-1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 295.29 € 232.26-408.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 232.16 € 179.58-315.87
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,032.48 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.80 1.50-3.00

Prices in Belgium

This country had 5616 entries in the past 12 months by 690 different contributors.
Last update: November 2020
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Belgium

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Leuven 78.59 26.82 53.57 67.82 78.67 75.17
Gent 77.36 25.61 52.35 66.63 76.64 75.12
Antwerp 76.85 25.32 51.95 64.31 86.73 80.44
Brussels 76.38 31.83 54.85 65.36 81.11 90.28
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