Cost of Living in Gent

Summary of cost of living in Gent, Belgium:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.50 € 15.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 € 60.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.75 € 8.50-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.75 € 3.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.42 € 1.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 € 2.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.58 € 2.00-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 € 3.03-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.96 € 1.02-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.04 € 0.45-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 € 2.00-4.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.98 € 4.08-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.46 € 2.27-6.35
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.67 € 3.63-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 € 0.90-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 € 0.45-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 € 0.68-2.49
Tomato (1 lb) 1.27 € 0.45-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 € 0.43-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.68 € 0.44-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 € 0.80-1.59
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.75 € 0.40-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.50 € 5.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.59 € 1.20-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 € 1.00-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.50 € 8.00-10.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 € 2.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 € 30.00-55.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 9.50 € 9.00-11.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 € 4.18-4.35
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 46.00 € 46.00-46.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.47 € 6.09-7.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,695.00 € 23,000.00-29,335.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,891.25 € 24,500.00-33,065.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 196.07 € 130.00-280.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.44 € 15.00-23.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.12 € 38.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.00 € 25.00-55.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.67 € 8.00-12.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 € 12.00-18.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 450.00 € 200.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,250.00 € 19,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 92.17 € 70.00-114.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.00 € 35.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.86 € 70.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.67 € 100.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 859.23 € 800.00-970.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 728.57 € 700.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,262.50 € 1,100.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,023.75 € 900.00-1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 370.36 € 315.87-557.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 297.66 € 232.26-343.74
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,656.69 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.83 3.00-4.00

Prices in Gent

This city had 454 entries in the past 12 months by 49 different contributors.
Last update: June 2024
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1 Comments so far
Anonymous on Mar 12, 2023:
I entered some of the prices, while the result were totally wrong! For example I entered €1,50 while the website took it voor €150