Cost of Living in Antwerp

Summary about cost of living in Antwerp, Belgium:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 € 10.00-27.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 € 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.25 € 8.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 € 2.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.06 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 € 2.33-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 € 2.00-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 € 2.23-4.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.51 € 0.70-2.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 € 0.45-2.17
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.02 € 1.44-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.07 € 1.81-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.73 € 2.27-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.95 € 2.72-8.16
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 € 0.88-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.45-1.33
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 € 0.68-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.13 € 0.82-1.50
Potato (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.32-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.08 € 0.85-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 € 0.40-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 3.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.70 € 0.80-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 € 1.19-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 € 7.00-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 € 1.60-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 47.42 € 29.17-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.90 € 2.95-5.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 € 3.22-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 € 34.80-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.21 € 6.21-7.89
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 20,000.00-31,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,248.75 € 20,000.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 187.00 € 102.00-258.70
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 € 0.12-0.28
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.18 € 30.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.26 € 15.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.78 € 15.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 € 11.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 393.33 € 280.00-580.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,125.00 € 7,000.00-24,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 87.50 € 50.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.00 € 24.99-55.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.56 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.86 € 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 793.00 € 660.00-995.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 652.00 € 550.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,280.00 € 1,200.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,000.56 € 880.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 288.58 € 260.13-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 216.38 € 179.58-269.42
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,352.50 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.69 1.23-2.00

Prices in Antwerp

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Last update: June 2022
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2 Comments so far
Real Good on Jun 09, 2022:
The comments above mine about the school - cost relation is quite helpful. Thanks a lot for time to write here; it is the most important information for the ones who have children.
Anonymous on Jun 04, 2021:
Hi,

nice website you have, also prices are about right, except for schools.
You only have "International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child" in your living cost.
But about 99% of the Belgian children go to public school or school organised by religious (mostly christian) organisation.
Both quality is about equal and very high.
The maximum aloud cost (by law) is 90 euro per year, all included (litteraly all included) for childeren between 6 and 12 years old.
for children between 12 and 18 years old it is a bit more.
And you can enter a university for about 950 euro a year when you don't have a scolarship (that is without books and stuff)
So i think you make it look like Belgium is expensive for education, but in fact it is very cheap.

You price for preschool is also too high by the way, that's the price for private, non funded, day care, used for children below 3years old. Low incomes pay less. From 3years on they can go to kindergarden at school, wich is in the same school system as the older children, and cost are about the same as in primary school.

So maybe you can add a few lines for precision

Thanks,